This is one of my most favorite poems.


       You tell me that silence
       is nearer to peace than poems
       but if for my gift
       I brought you silence
       (for I know silence)
       you would say
This is not silence
this is another poem
       and you would hand it back to me.

by Leonard Cohen

you can find it in Poems and Songs from Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series, at your favorite independent bookstore, this one.


Filed under Poetry Month 2012

2 responses to “gift

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  2. Julie von Zerneck

    That is something to ponder.

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