There’s a shoulder where death comes to cry
I heard this song Take this Waltz by Leonard Cohen a long time ago, and found it very mysterious as I didn’t know what it was about. Lately I found this youtube clip with a preface by Mr Cohen himself that explains that it is a tribute to the Spanish Poet Federico Garcia Lorca. I can’t say I know much about Lorca’s poetry, even in English translation, but I wish I did.
Lorca was born in 1898, and was murdered in 1936 by fascists during the Spanish Civil War. His body was never found.Follow @telescoper