Daily Wisdom Words, DWW Music Prompt

TREATY BY LEONARD COHEN

TREATY BY LEONARD COHEN

This song, treaty, is the second track in Leonard Cohen’s You want it darker album  which was released in 2016. I have not listened to all the track because I stumbled on it in a friend’s tweet on Wednesday. As is my fond routine, I delved into searching for the song.

To me it didn’t sound like a song when the song played, it’s gentle and soothing instrumentals oozing out of the bare speaker in my android device, for about 50 seconds I immediately concluded that it was not a song but maybe spoken word poetry. I waited and it gradually turned out to be a song. It’s quite an unusual kind of song I you ask me.

But, I will not dismiss, for anything, it’s true and unadulterated nature. You have to listen to Treaty by Leonard Cohen. In the song, he presents a case: your love and my love should have a treaty. That way, you don’t run away with mine. Well, the former is my opinion.

Do you think it is necessary to get a treaty in a relationship today? That’s what we get to talk about today. I’m Abuh Monday Eneojo. I will be your host for Daily Wisdom Words Music Prompt.

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M J (@guest_9467)
1 month ago

He was married to the bottle
Not to the “we”
Numb to the years of my one way love
No apology
The treaty is sealed
We shall not speak
All that remains
Ghostly memories

Julie Frikuj (@guest_9464)
1 month ago

Treaty? Words can be weapons of mass destruction when misused cost, cause loss treaties come & go don’t-cha know? words on paper don’t seal the heart sometimes time & strife is what is needed to learn lessons in life separations end, how do we find one another again? time goes on, round and round like tree rings within circle of life, repeat of history when will we learn from mistakes, figure out life’s greatest mystery? love not war tis the answer! let go of anger, pride and ego focus on inner growth, learn to love yourself; learn to love others…… Read more »

@Tetrametracall1 (@guest_9459)
1 month ago

Sighs sing our real now
they follow today’s ghosts
holding on to what was
echos of love we made.

Planting cherished fields
our gardens flourished
between your love and mine
words frozen now are free.

Sunless cold wafts here
chasing my memories
away as we beckon them
looking for us again.

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Michelle (@guest_9455)
1 month ago

Sunset kisses
twilight’s intonation
where murmurs
your discontent
sinners gather
drinking in
the crescent moon
cloud full of stars
found my bewildered eyes
my thoughts
ceremoniously calm
trailing blooms
between your
heart n mine
shimmers surprise.

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@Tetrametracall1 (@guest_9456)
1 month ago
Reply to  Michelle

Gorgeous write, dear Michelle.😚

@Tetrametracall1 (@guest_9460)
1 month ago

They are all the same; gorgeous.😍

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