Leonard Cohen - Days Of Kindness

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Leonard Cohen reads his poem Days Of Kindness

Days Of Kindness
by Leonard Cohen (1934-)

Greece is a good place
To look at the moon, isn't it?
You can read by moonlight,
You can read on the terrace,
You can see a face
As you saw it when you were young.
There was good light then -
Oil lamps and candles
And those little flames
That floated on a cork in olive oil.
What I loved in my old life
I haven't forgotten;
It lives in my spine:
Marianne and the child,
The days of kindness.
It rises in my spine
And it manifests as tears.
I pray that loving memory
Exists for them too:
The precious ones I overthrew
For an education in the world.