Guest poem submitted by Zenobia Driver
(Poem #339) The Music Crept By Us
I would like to remind the management that the drinks are watered and the hat-check girl has syphilis and the band is composed of former SS monsters However since it is New Year's Eve and I have lip cancer I will place my paper hat on my concussion and dance.
A friend and I read this while working on a project last night and at first we wondered and wondered about how depressed and suicidal Cohen must be (all his poems that I have read so far are dark), then we read it again and looked at it differently and couldn't stop laughing. The man's imagination is amazing. And I love the way the mood is maintained till the very end with the 'paper hat on my concussion' instead of on his head. Zen. [Minstrels Links] Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has been featured on the Minstrels before - 'Suzanne', at poem #116