Day 2 – NanoPoblano – “Your Beauty Moving In Babylon” by David Ellis – A Found Poem Inspired by the song “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen

Hello dear friends.

For Day 2 of NanoPoblano and my found poetry journey throughout National Blog Posting Month,  I have chosen today to be inspired by a real poetic hero of mine, the legendary Leonard Cohen.

Even though my favourite Cohen song is “First We Take Manhattan” along with many of his other sensual poetic works, I finally decided to write a found poem based upon “Dance Me to the End of Love”, where I swiped the lyrics to it here “Dance Me To The End Of Love” – Leonard Cohen – AZ Lyrics.

“Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Oh, let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

 

And now, here is my found poem inspired by this amazing song – hope you enjoy it!

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Photo by medialna at Pixabay

“Your Beauty Moving In Babylon” by David Ellis

A burning violin
An olive branch
Be my homeward dance

See your beauty moving in Babylon, slowly
The limits of now
On and on, tenderly, very long

We’re both above asking to be born
Through the curtains our kisses thread
Safely naked, with your love to the end

 

Still want more? Then check out other Day 2 posts from fellow NanoPoblano participants below!

NaBloPoMo Tribal Resources – Find Your People People! – Aberrant Crochet (TM)

2 NOVEMBER: HOLIDAY DREAMS – Starving Activist

hide and seek – billfriday.com

FITNESS FRIDAY: 20,000 STEPS – THAT CYNKING FEELING

Inktober Flip-Through 2018 – Dean Kealy Design

Umber Blade: Chapter 20 – Echoshadow

FORGOTTEN SORROW – FEARING CRAZY

On having Murcian Churros for breakfast – NOTTHROWINGSTONES.TODAY (but maybe tomorrow)

round and round – the matticus kingdom

Thaw – NamySaysSo – Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women

Be – Vanessence

Live In Wonder – No Talent For Certainty

Wearing Velvet Shoes In The Rain – The Temenos journal

The Fire – 33 Grams of Blog

My time – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry

SLEEP…OR LACK THEREOF – HUMAN IN RECOVERY

An Unfinished Story – Cats and Chocolate

I Get It! – Mommy Quits

NanoPoblano Day 2 – Fire – Failing at Haiku

In Moment with Jack & Emma – Just A Little Bit Sweet

Invisible – RENEEROBBINSWRITES.COM

Shattered Dreams – Infinity Coaching

Books I’ve Read Lately – teleportingweena

This Moment: Going Grey But Still Going – Behind the Willows

November 2nd. – Julie Burton Blog

CHILD OF VOICES – Rarasaur

Spirit of Spontaneity – loristory

Little rat feet. – SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE NUT

But What About The Men? – I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning With A Craving

War – The Ink Slinger

IT’S BEEN A TOUGH DAY. – Drunk on Life

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