Wednesday, October 29, 2014

River of Time

Copyright-Melanie Greenwood

Suzanne takes you down
to her place near the river 


My mind takes me to the courtyard of her home where I hear the boats go by.  I was drawn to her like a moth to the flame.  Suzanne, I watched you dance at Le Vieux Moulin with Armand, never daring to encroach.  Entranced by the crazy energy emanating from you.

I remember the imperfection of the crooked floors and our conversations while we had tea and oranges.  


I still find myself drifting on the river of time, seeking to find meaning and love in this confusion we call life.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

This has been one of my favourite songs of all time and this week after having listened to it again, I decided to  find out the history of the song.  So there was actually a Suzanne and I didn't know that it was a Leonard Cohen song.  Heard different singers do their version.  In my biased mind I still think Neil Diamond's version is the best.   This week's story itself I am unsure if I have been able to do it justice.

17 comments :

  1. I'm a sucker for a Leonard Cohen song. And I loved the way he pronounced 'oranges' ... kind of 'awnges'. Great take on the prompt.

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    1. Thanks Sandra, this was one of my favourite songs but I was unaware of it's history until this week. I am glad you liked it.

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  2. Sometimes those little flicks you put up stun me. That tiny capsule encloses so much of a past, a listless present and the hopelessness of the future, glowing all along with the feeling of the lover, and the frailty of it all.

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    1. I was unsure if I had been able convey the emotions in this story, so thank you Umashankar for those generous words of praise.

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  3. I love the Leonard Cohen version - so lazy, so beautiful. A nice idea from the prompt.
    Claire

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    1. Thanks Claire I had always loved this song and now knowing it's history I like it even more.

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  4. Subroto, Lovely story, river scenes, and music. I looked up the links and found it very interesting. Well written. :) --- Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan. The origin of this song does make for a fascinating story, I am glad you liked it too.

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  5. Dear Subroto,

    Count me among those partial to the Leonard Cohen version. Love the song, though. Sweet story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. PS Thank you for sharing the link about Suzanne. I never knew that. Now the song has new meaning for me.

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    2. Thanks Rochelle. You are right, the song now has a new meaning for me too. I am glad you liked the story.

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  6. Dear Subroto,

    What a splendid story and links and song and everything. I was pleasantly taken away to the river and learned much along the way. Thank you for putting this all together and delivering it to my consciousness.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    1. Thanks Doug I've been listening to this song the whole week :-)

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  7. Great feelings here. I like how you've used the song and created a sense of loneliness and loss in your story.

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    1. Thanks margirene, I am glad you liked it.

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  8. I like the imperfection of the crooked floors - takes me back to a house from my childhood.

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    1. I am glad I was able to refresh that memory then :-)

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