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 an essayist with humorist tendencies and a passion for photojournalism. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay collection and a collection of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. She has been blogging for seven years as her alter ego, The Red Man, her rescued Welsh terrier but now is reduced to writing as herself since the Red Man left Casa de Canterbury for good in February of 2016. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly.
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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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