These Heroics by Leonard Cohen

I really, really, really want that book.

These Heroics
Leonard Cohen

If I had a shining head
and people turned to stare at me
in the streetcars;
and I could stretch my body
through the bright water
and keep abreast of fish and water snakes;
if I could ruin my feathers
in flight before the sun;
do you think that I would remain in this room,
reciting poems to you,
and making outrageous dreams
with the smallest movements of your mouth?

From Selected Poems, 1956-1968 by Leonard Cohen, published by Bantam Books, 1971.

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