a gift for april

           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.

—’Gift’, by Leonard Cohen (The Spice Box of Earth)

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4 thoughts on “a gift for april

    1. I agree, Allison. So I wrote a companion piece for it:

      You tell me that crocus
      are nearer to blue than purple
      but if for a bouquet
      I brought you purple
      (for I know purple)
      you would mutter
      This is not purple
      this is blue… again with the bloody blue
      and you would put it in a vase upside down.


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