"Our Lady of Solitude" as written by and Leonard Cohen....
All summer long she touched me
She gathered in my soul
From many a thorn, from many thickets
Her fingers, like a weaver's
Quick and cool

And the light came from her body
And the night went through her grace
All summer long she touched me
And I knew her, I knew her
Face to face

And her dress was blue and silver
And her words were few and small
She is the vessel of the whole wide world
Mistress, oh mistress, of us all

Dearly dead; Queen of Solitude
I thank you with my heart
for keeping me so close to thee
while so many, oh so many, stood apart

And the light came from her body
And the night went through her grace
All summer long she touched me
I knew her, I knew her
Face to face


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"Our Lady of Solitude" as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General CommentHe is praising Zion or Israel. "And her dress was blue and silver..." refers to the flag.

    "She gathered in my soul
    From many a thorn, from many thickets..." refers to the gathering of the diaspora from the gentile nations.

    "She is the vessel of the whole wide world..." she is God's Holy Nation, a vessle through which He would pour His righteousness onto the world.
    Hack&Slashon June 11, 2008   Link

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