Words

Words

The work must go on, today I’m going to attempt to tackle editing my book, the tedious work goes on, at least I was able to take a break from it last week and started compiling my poetry together which I am getting ready hopefully for the printers. But as I said, the editing must go on if I want a chance, and so on this grey Tuesday, I searched for a poem that best describes today’s mood, so here’s one from Leonard Cohen’s Book of Longing, even a great wordsmith like Cohen knows not to take it all too seriously.

“Thousands”

Out of the thousands
who are known,
or who want to be known
as poets,
maybe one or two
are genuine
and the rest are fakes,
hanging around the sacred precincts
trying to look like the real thing.
Needless to say
I am one of the fakes
and this is my story.

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