Walking Away

by Antonio Gil January. 02, 2012 2558 views

Suddenly the night has grown colder.
The god of love preparing to depart.
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder,
They slip between the sentries of the heart.

Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure,
They gain the light, they formlessly entwine;
And radiant beyond your widest measure
They fall among the voices and the wine.

It’s not a trick, your senses all deceiving,
A fitful dream, the morning will exhaust –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Even though she sleeps upon your satin;
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined;
Do not stoop to strategies like this.

As someone long prepared for this to happen,
Go firmly to the window. Drink it in.
Exquisite music. Alexandra laughing.
Your firm commitments tangible again.

And you who had the honor of her evening,
And by the honor had your own restored –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving;
Alexandra leaving with her lord.

Even though she sleeps upon your satin;
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined;
Do not stoop to strategies like this.

As someone long prepared for the occasion;
In full command of every plan you wrecked –
Do not choose a coward’s explanation
that hides behind the cause and the effect.

And you who were bewildered by a meaning;
Whose code was broken, crucifix uncrossed –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Leonard Cohen

LEONARD COHEN'S ALEXANDRA LEAVING [youtube.com]

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Renato Martins 5 years, 8 months ago

Gosto muito desta foto. Tem uma grande profundidade. Vai para a lista :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Unreal 5 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful lyrics, great artist, wonderful image. Happy New Year!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ej Rodriguez 5 years, 8 months ago

very wonderful..i love your photographs :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Felecia 5 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic monochrome. Wonderful mood.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nicephore34 5 years, 8 months ago

Superbe noir et blanc avec l'impression d'aller vers l'horizon. Et puis bien sur Leonard Cohen. Suzanne and many other.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 8 months ago

love how the wall leads the viewer into another adventure...Goodbye Alexandra...hello adventure!! :-))

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 8 months ago

Love the depth and how you see the mountains way deep in the picture. I would walk the whole way :)
Great picture
But sorry no fan of Cohen .... haha

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Nynke 5 years, 8 months ago

Just this morning I dug up my Leonard Cohen cd after a very long time and enjoyed this particular song a lot.. Such coincidence you choose it for your image :) It seems the path could go downhill endlessly.. Beautiful..

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Natalia 5 years, 8 months ago

nice B&W photo

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 8 months ago

Walking away sur ce chemin qui semble ne pas finir avec aux oreiles les mots de Cohen
Un très joli monochrome pour une randonnée qui ira au moins, jusqu'à la fin de l'année :)

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Vania Gianese 5 years, 8 months ago

I really like this b&w photo. the beginning of the path that seems to go very far.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
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