I Am Too Loud When You Are Gone.


I am too loud when you are gone

I am John the Baptist, cheated by mere water

and merciful love, wild but over-known

John of Honey, of time, longing not for

music, longing, longing to be Him

I am diminished, I peddle versions of Word

that don’t survive the tablets broken stone

I am alone when you are gone.

 

– Leonard Cohen, ‘I am Too Loud When You Are Gone’

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