Ludvig Von Himmelstein

Ode To Cohen - Poem by Ludvig Von Himmelstein

David played a sacred chord
And though he sinned it pleased the lord
But you don't really care for mercy do you?
He had seen Bathsheeba on the roof
No longer needing divine proof
there was a place a presence
A shechinah!

Seek the river
Not the fire
Seek wilderness
not desire

And just as Aaron's sons died
when drawn too near to G-d's side
sacrificing their mortal hide
David was quick (when prompted)
to step aside and repent less he died
But you don't really feel his presence
Do you?

Seek the river
not the fire
seek wilderness
not desire

So David went on to write his broken psalms
they were no longer secret
though they calmed the throngs
but they did applaud
a merciful yet mighty lord
Halleylujah! !

So seek the river
Not the fire
Seek the wilderness
Not desire
Halleylujah! !

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 13, 2010

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