Monday, June 16, 2008

The Book of Longing.

Yesterday I bought Leonard Cohen's The Book of Longing. Below, one excerpt and one complete poem:

Excerpt (Book of Longing):
I followed the course
From chaos to art
Desire the horse
Depression the cart

Other Writers
Steve Stanfield is a great haiku master.
He lives in the country with Sarah,
his beautiful wife,
and he writes about small things
which stand for all things.
Kyozan Joshu Roshi,
who has brought hundreds of monks
to a full awakening,
addresses the simultaneous
expansion and contraction
of the cosmos.
I go on and on
about a noble young woman
who unfastened her jeans
in the front seat of my jeep
and let me touch the source of life
because I was so far from it.
I've got to tell you, friends,
I prefer my stuff to theirs.

No comments: