Sisters Of Mercy

Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone.
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on.
And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song.
Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long.

by Leonard Cohen

Comments (9)

they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song. Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long. writing a poem about the sisters of mercy. i love it. tony
They were waiting for me! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Sister of Mercy is a good character but who is she isn't mentioned here.
To the family of the late Leonard Cohen, he died recently I reckon and I saw it on the TV Journal, was it last year Congratulations upon being chosen as Modern Poem Of The Day, wished he is still alive so he can read this himself. A brilliant brevity and with loveliest alliteration. God's Blessings in Abundance for the close family relatives.
In the poem there is neither identity of the Sisters Of Mercy nor footnote of it which will help the readers (especially who do not know the background of the poem) to understand it, i think it need be clear to the readers
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