Saturday, August 30, 2008

Like a bird on the wire

Numerous animals will be appearing today at the weekend meme at http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/.
(Photos can be enlarged by clicking.)


Leonard Cohen wrote "Bird on the Wire" in 1968, the year I flew away from America to make my home in Israel. Cohen came to sing in Israel in 1980 and made a nice variation in the first verse:

Like a bird on the wire,

Like a drunk in a midnight choir

I have tried in my way to be free.

Like a worm on a hook,

Like a monk bending (down) over the Book . . .

I have tried in my way to be free.

19 comments:

Luiz Ramos said...

"Like a bird on the wire...

I have tried in my way to be free".
Beautiful shot. Good quotation.

Cátia said...

wonderful shot!

ratmammy said...

great post!

bobbie said...

Very nice picture, and nice lyrics too.

Meead S. said...

I've tried too and I'll do it.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

what a cutie...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Leonard Cohen -- one of the greatest! Ah, 40 years is a lon-o-ong time. No wonder you feel so at home in Israel even though you were born in the U.S.

Dina said...

Shalom and thanks, everyone!

Meead, I believe you will.

M.Kiwi, Which one, the bird or the monk? :)

Lapa37 said...

I love the quote and the bird on a wire looks neat.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

You also caught a tiny moon in your photo. I love to see birds on wires. I sometimes dream about being able to levitate and move about the sky like a bird. Wishful thinking?

Lovely quotation.

ichandrae said...

Hi Dina.

I don't like Leonard Cohen and this is good evidence to me of why I don't like him ha ha.

I love your presentation though.

Wow you came Israel 39 years ago. That is beautiful to come and live to your rich ancestral land.

Have a beautiful day.

i beati said...

love him and the bird on the wire..sandy

Kelly said...

Wonderful shot of the "bird on the wire!" Great photo!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Wonderful photo. I can never see a bird on a wire without thinking of this quote either!

Have a wonderful weekend!
My Camera Critters Here and Here

Christy said...

I like the photo and the quote, although when I hear that phrase "Bird on a Wire" I think of the Mel Gibson/Goldie Hawn movie from the nineties I think.

Misty Dawn said...

Fantastic post! This was very inspiring for me.

fishing guy said...

Dina: Nice tie into your photo and story.

Reader Wil said...

Again a very nice combination of story and photo!

Ladynred said...

What a cute bird!