She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever.
Leonard Cohen’s poem, Suzanne, later to become a song, was written about Suzanne Verdal. I once wrote about someone I knew long ago. Will it ever become a poem, or a song?