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Leonard Cohen: Beautiful Creep

Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 28 December 1967

And the child on whose shoulders I stand
whose longing I purged
with public, kingly discipline
today I bring him back
to languish forever,
not in confession or biography,
but where he flourished
growing sly and hairy
— Leonard Cohen ('The Spice Box of Earth')

Total word count of piece: 2150


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