Poem - Days of Kindness

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Days of Kindness


(Stranger Music, 1993)

Days of Kindness read by Leonard Cohen



Days of Kindness
       ~by Leonard Cohen
Greece is a good place
to look at the moon, isn't it
You can read by moonlight
You can read on the terrace
You can see a face
as you saw it when you were young
There was good light then
oil lamps and candles
and those little flames
that floated on a cork in olive oil
What I loved in my old life
I haven't forgotten
It lives in my spine
Marianne and the child
The days of kindness
It rises in my spine
and it manifests as tears
I pray that loving memory
exists for them too
the precious ones I overthrew
for an education in the world




Moon Road by Allen Antonello


Hydra, 1985