If the Sun would Lose its Light
Impression. Sunrise, Claude Monet 1872
A friend of mine from Argentina, and a great fan of Leonard Cohen, has pointed out to me that the title of this poem is the same as one of the lines of the Cohen poem of 2016 entitled “If I didn’t have your love”.
If the sun would lose its light
If the day would lose its night
if the sea would lose its salt
If the forests would lose their trees?
If there was nothing left
but rising waters
and flowers made of stone?
If we had met earlier
We would not have this debt
to the unknown, the unpracticed,
the fearful and the scared.
If we had never kissed
I would have never known
what I could have missed
If we had never loved.
The Woman Eating my Food