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By Roger Green

English poet Roger eco-friendly left the protection of God, state, and whiskey to immerse himself in an austere and sober existence at the Greek Island of Hydra. but if eco-friendly found that his terrace neglected the backyard of sixties balladeer Leonard Cohen, he turned captivated with Cohen's songs, better halves, and banana tree. Hydra starts off with a poem the writer wrote and recited for his fifty-seventh birthday (borrowing the meter of Cohen's "Suzanne," and ripe with references to the song), with Cohen's ex-partner Suzanne, who may possibly or will not be the topic of Cohen's tune, within the viewers. by way of turns playful and philosophic, Green's unconventional memoir tells the tale of his trip down the rabbit gap of obsession, as he confronts the which means of poetry, background, and his personal existence. starting as a poetic meditation upon Leonard Cohen's bananas, Green's bardic pilgrimage takes the reader on numerous twists and turns till, finally, the poet accepts the enjoyment of accepting his fate.

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