In praise of Leonard Cohen! This is dedicated to my fellow soulmate, Jerome.


Song from a bedsit

Like a bulb in a socket,
Like a hole in a pocket,
I have tried in my way
To be like Len,
Like a germ in a dish,
Like a scale on a fish,
I have saved all my
Microbes for Zen...
And Suzanne takes you
Down, down to the zoo
Where she feeds you
To the panda that
Comes all the way from China,
As if you were bamboo,
But that's why you want to
Be there,
With the Chinese bear,
And Suzanne, too...
Goodbye, Everyone,
It's been a long day,
Now night is coming
And it's time to play
The hits of Leonard Cohen...
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


Chris Fernie, 2007




Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2006-11-16 at 21:19

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keith nunes
i turned onto your page because i was so moved by your comment on my poem and then i find a great poem like this about a singer-songwriter i love. what a cool find. cheers to you chris!
2006-11-17


Kathy Lockhart
i found myself wanting to dance to this piece Chris. I love the rhythm, the images, the movement of this poem. : )
2006-11-17


Phyllis J. Rhodes
This is so much fun!
2006-11-16