Gems 8.33

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

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I lit a thin green candle to make you jealous of me
But the room just filled up with mosquitos
They heard that my body was free
Then I took the dust of a long sleepless night
And I put it in your little shoe
And then I confess that I tortured the dress
That you wore for the world to look through

I showed my heart to the doctor: he said I just have to quit
Then he wrote himself a prescription
And your name was mentioned in it!
Then he locked himself in a library shelf
With the details of our honeymoon
And I hear from the nurse that he’s gotten much worse
And his practice is all in a ruin

I heard of a saint who had loved you
So I studied all night in his school
He taught that the duty of lovers
Is to tarnish the golden rule
And just when I was sure that his teachings were pure
He drowned himself in the pool
His body is gone but back here on the lawn
His spirit continues to drool

An Eskimo showed me a movie
He’d recently taken of you
The poor man could hardly stop shivering
His lips and his fingers were blue
I suppose that he froze when the wind took your clothes
And I guess he just never got warm
But you stand there so nice, in your blizzard of ice
Oh please let me come into the storm

Leonard Cohen, “One of Us Cannot Be Wrong,” 1967.

Lyrics courtesy of

Thank you, Ivor, for sharing this beautiful song in loving memory of your heart’s song, Carole.

♥. ♪

5 thoughts on “Gems 8.33

    • Ivor, it’s my sincere pleasure and honor. I feel I almost know Carole through your writing and every word speaks about the love you shared. Your poetry is a gift to everyone, a celebration of love like that. Also, I love this song now too and wouldn’t have known about it except for your recommendation. So thank *you.* =) ♥.

    • Btw, check this out. I just found this podcast – I really liked it. Sent you the link on discord too so it’s saved there. He says that Dylan and Cohen borrowed heavily from each other for their work. He talks about the Velvet Underground and Nico, Warhol, and that scene. I was too young to have been there but I sure would love a time machine with a stealth mode to just go hang out sometime. ♥.

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