You Who Have Been Traveling So Long

by Agnes Felber August. 27, 2011 2634 views

SISTERS OF MERCY by Leonard Cohen []

Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone.
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on.
And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me their song.
Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long.

Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control.
It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul.
Well I've been where you're hanging, I think I can see how you're pinned:
When you're not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you've sinned.

They lay down beside me, I made my confession to them.
They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem.
If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
they will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem.

When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon.
Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon.
And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night:
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right,
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right.

…and you who long to be home…

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Jorge Moro 9 years, 10 months ago

What a beautiful scene. And even though the white balance is wrong, it generates such a warm comfortable feeling I can certainly like it. Excellent capture.

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Gonia 9 years, 10 months ago

beautifull lights!nice place to sit and talk..

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Felecia Eby 9 years, 11 months ago

I agree with our wonderful friend Edgar. It is a stunningly beautiful night photo Agi. I like to sit and look at it and, in my mind's eye put myself at one of those tables. So warm and inviting.

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Edgar Baird 9 years, 11 months ago

I just might spend the rest of the day sitting here gazing at this fantastic shot and listening to this of my favorites by Cohen. Well, I'll sit here as soon as a drop a copy in my favorites, that is.

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Brenda Nelson 9 years, 11 months ago

A wonderful and warm setting and shot, Agi!

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Miclaud 9 years, 11 months ago

Thanks for sharing this beautiful night photo (and song)!

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Darlene Foster 9 years, 11 months ago

I agree with danrav. Lovely, warm and relaxing! Hope you get there soon!

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 9 years, 11 months ago

I agree with Paolo !

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Paolo Martini 9 years, 11 months ago

....Great !

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