Leonard Cohen: Alexandra Leaving Meaning
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The god of love preparing to depart.
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder,
They slip between the sentries of the heart.
Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure,
They gain the light, they formlessly...
anonymous Aug 11th, 2015 8:45pm report
For me it means a beloved partner has died and gone to live with their lord. Must accept and not pretend they are not really gone, may grieve but has to accept reality, but in a gentle interpretation.
anonymous Dec 22nd, 2012 12:18pm report
A person who has died and is being taken to heaven by one of God's angels.
anonymous Jun 5th, 2011 6:08am report
'Alexandra Leaving' is an interpretation of the poem The God Abandons Antony by Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy;
Cohen freely adapted the poem for his song "Alexandra Leaving" (Ten New Songs, 2001 Whereas Cavafy's theme was based around the city of Alexandria, Cohen's version builds around a woman named Alexandra.
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