Musa Inesperada 4 – La Musa Velada

M veiled

O Crown of Light, O Darkened One,
I never thought we’d meet.
You kiss my lips, and then it’s done:
And I’m back, back on Boogie Street.

A sip of wine, a cigarette,
And then it’s time to go.
I tidied up the kitchenette;
I tuned the old banjo.
I’m wanted at the traffic-jam.
They’re saving me a seat.
I’m what I am, and what I am,
Is back on Boogie Street.

And O my love, I still recall
The pleasures that we knew;
The rivers and the waterfall,
Wherein I bathed with you.
Bewildered by your beauty there,
I’d kneel to dry your feet.
By such instructions you prepare
A man for Boogie Street.

O Crown of Light, O Darkened One,
I never thought we’d meet.
You kiss my lips, and then it’s done:
And I’m back, back on Boogie Street.

So come, my friends, be not afraid.
We are so lightly here.
It is in love that we are made;
In love we disappear.
Tho’ all the maps of blood and flesh
Are posted on the door,
There’s no one who has told us yet
What Boogie Street is for.

Boogie Street by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson.

 Painting by clinock.  Acrylic on paper. 11″  x 15″. 2013. (Click on image for enlarged detail).

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24 thoughts on “Musa Inesperada 4 – La Musa Velada

    1. Your positive words are greatly appreciated billimarie – the painting was – ah- difficult and I wasn’t sure about the veil. The muse, as I’m sure you know, can often be “teasingly sensual.”…

  1. Those eyes speak louder than any words… Even through the mystery of the veil, that tease of revealing and keeping a secret at the same time, sensuality flows like wine in the Cohen’ s song…

      1. By the way…I love ur new photo..,the tan and island shirt…with the chest showing… Artistic intellectual stud…the most interesting man in North America:)

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