Sisters Of Mercy Poem by Leonard Cohen

Sisters Of Mercy

Rating: 3.2


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 this song.
Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long.

Sisters Of Mercy
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Lee Crowell 09 June 2009

what is this? the best lines of this poem aren't here I hope Mr Cohen doesn't stumble on this site, he will surely be disappointed

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Fabrizio Frosini 28 November 2015

FULL TEXT: Sisters Of Mercy 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 this 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. Well 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.

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Gabrielle A. Macdonald 19 December 2006

The other stanzas of this poem/song sre missing. ? ? ?

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Michael Speakman 12 September 2007

I love this poem /song.It reminds me of snug winter nights spent reading and canoodling.MJ. Speakman

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Muzahidul Reza 21 September 2018

In the poem there is neither identity of the Sisters Of Mercy nor footnote of it which will help the readers (especially who do not know the background of the poem) to understand it, i think it need be clear to the readers

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Dr Antony Theodore 24 April 2020

And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song. Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long. Great praise for the sisters of mercy. only mercy and love remains.. in this world. the world is thirsty for it.. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 03 April 2020

And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song. Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long. hope that you run into them. what a fine expression. tony

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Dr Antony Theodore 06 February 2020

they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song. Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long. lovely poem. tony

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Michael Walker 06 November 2019

This is just the first four lines of Leonard Cohen's song. Only a hint of its quality.

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Mahtab Bangalee 21 September 2019

the sisters of mercy mysterious point!

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