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Quotation: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) on Youth

When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) Discuss

Leonard Cohen: “The Letters” (The music of words, the words in sounds: listen to it , unveil its mystery)!

“The Letters” (Leonard Cohen)

You never liked to get
The letters that I sent.
But now you’ve got the gist
Of what my letters meant.
You’re reading them again,
The ones you didn’t burn.
You press them to your lips,
My pages of concern.
I said there’d been a flood.
I said there’s nothing left.
I hoped that you would come.
I gave you my address.
Your story was so long,
The plot was so intense,
It took you years to cross
The lines of self-defense.
The wounded forms appear:
The loss, the full extent;
And simple kindness here,
The solitude of strength.
You walk into my room.
You stand there at my desk,
Begin your letter to
The one who’s coming next.