seadove wrote:I've just heard the song for the first time.
Oh G-d! What a beautiful song!
“The light came through the window, Straight from the sun above, And so inside my little room There plunged the rays of Love.”
…The window in this poem is open to a reality beyond this world, beyond death, bringing light for those willing to see it. In the second stanza the poet criticizes those who pray dutifully but meaninglessly, afraid of an unexpected vision that might rattle their secure world. The light, when coming through the window to such people, rather than uplift them, turns them into stone, killing love, causing even the heart of God to freeze. But the unstated meaning of the poem is that there is another way: there is a thirst for vision, for another kind of love, and for a true communion with God.
… The window, then, is a multi-faceted image for Cohen: it is a source of various kinds of light, both earthly and divine, and it is also a liminal position for looking both into the world outside and back into the room, which also means looking both at the ultimate reality beyond, as well as into one‟s own soul.
Zaidagal."tangle of matter and ghost"...what a beautiful way to describe Jesus (God made man)...
I see it as a spiritual struggle...."why do you stand at the window"...its almost like someone looking, but afraid to go all the way.....
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