Leonard Cohen


Dance Me To The End Of Love - Poem by Leonard Cohen

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Topic(s) of this poem: dance


Comments about Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (11/28/2015 10:59:00 AM)

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    ''Dance Me To The End Of Love''

    Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
    Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
    Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
    Dance me to the end of love
    Dance me to the end of love
    Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
    Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
    Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
    Dance me to the end of love
    Dance me to the end of love

    Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
    Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
    We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
    Dance me to the end of love
    Dance me to the end of love

    Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
    Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
    Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
    Dance me to the end of love

    Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
    Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
    Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
    Dance me to the end of love
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  • Chinedu Dike (1/1/2015 7:33:00 AM)

    My favourite music to my love. Powerful lyrics by a master composer. A beautiful piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran Vipins Puthooran (7/29/2012 6:50:00 AM)

    A magnanimous love poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Marieta Maglas (11/28/2011 2:31:00 PM)

    You're more a philosopher of dance than a poet of dance, although you are both of them by excellence. Your cerebral and controversial love is an awareness in metamorphosis, perfectly enclosed and following its cyclical process.This poem is a piece of art. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Tyler (11/12/2005 5:35:00 AM)

    A magnificent love poem (Report) Reply

  • sheila knowles (7/27/2005 3:46:00 PM)

    AH Leonard, I was wondering when we'd finally meet here....beautiful and seduced as always. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 25, 2014


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