michael walker


Elle vient par un trou dans l'air,
de ces nuits dans la Place Tiananmen.
Elle vient de la sensation
qu'elle n'est pas exactement reelle,
ou qu'elle est reelle, mais elle n'est pas exactement la.
Des guerres contre le desordre,
des sirenes la nuit et le jour,
des feux des sans-abri,
des cendres des gais:
Democratie vient aux Etats-Unis.

-'Democatie'. Leonard Cohen.

Submitted: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Edited: Monday, February 23, 2015

Topic of this poem: patriot

This poem is the translation of Democracy by Leonard Cohen

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I heard the prophetic song 'Democracy' on my DVD 'Leonard Cohen Live in London.'In 'Songwriters on Songwriting', Paul Zollo referred to 'Democracy' as 'stunning.' I do not think he was exaggerating.

Comments about this poem (Democratie. by michael walker )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]