Roshi's very tired
he's lying on his bedHe's been living with the living
and dying with the deadBut now he wants another drink
(will wonders never cease?)He's making war on war
and he's making war on peaceHe's sitting in the throne-room
on his great Original Faceand he's making war on Nothing
that has something in its placeHis stomach's very happy
the prunes are working wellThere's no one going to Heaven
and there's no one left in Hell
- Leonard Cohen,
and Joshu Sasaki Roshi
(Title page of
Shambhala Sun Magazine,
Copyright © 1996 & 1998 by Leonard Cohen.
Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.