“천천히 문이 열리고 아버지가 들어오셨다.
이렇게 시작하는 레너드 코헨의 ‘이삭 이야기’
이삭(Isaacs)은 성경에 나오는 인물로 아브라함이 100세때 나은 아들이라 한다.
The door it
opened slowly,my father he came in
I was nine
stood so tall above me,blue eyes they were shining
voice was very cold.
had a vision and you know I´m strong and holy,
I must do
what I´ve been told”.
started up the mountain,I was running,he was walking,
And his axe
was made of gold.
trees they got much smaller,the lake a lady´s mirror,
to drink some wine.
threw the bottle over,broke a minute later
And he put
his hand on mine.
saw an eagle but it might have been a vulture,
father built an altar,he looked once behind his shoulder,
He knew I
would not hide.
build the altars now to sacrifice these children,
not do it anymore.
A sheme is
not a vision and you never have been tempted
By a demon
or a god.
stand above them now,youre hatches blunt and bloody,
not there before,
When I lay
upon a mountain and my father´s hand was tremblin´
beauty of the word.