Suzanne (Part I)


Thank you for Suzanne and all the other music you gave us. Rest in peace, Leonard Cohen.

(Reblogged from February 28, 2014)

I'll Call It Like I See It

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river

You can hear the boats go by, you can stay the night beside her

And you know that she’s half-crazy, but that’s why you want to be there.

And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her,

She feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China

Then she gets you on her wave-length and lets the river answer

that you’ve always been her lover.

And you want to travel with her, and you want to travel blind

And you know that you can trust her,

for you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind.

————- Leonard Cohen

Alrighty then.  Why Suzanne?  Why Leonard Cohen?  All I can tell you is that my friend Donna and her partner Jenn served delicious fruit as a healthy dessert choice to go with the German chocolate…

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About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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3 Responses to Suzanne (Part I)

  1. Luanne says:

    I remember reading this. RIP Leonard Cohen.
    RIP to our youths . . . .

    Liked by 1 person

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