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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 lifestyles at the Greek Island of Hydra. but if eco-friendly came upon that his terrace missed the backyard of sixties balladeer Leonard Cohen, he turned keen about 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 could or will not be the topic of Cohen's track, within the viewers. via turns playful and philosophic, Green's unconventional memoir tells the tale of his trip down the rabbit gap of obsession, as he confronts the that means of poetry, historical past, and his personal existence. starting as a poetic meditation upon Leonard Cohen's bananas, Green's bardic pilgrimage takes the reader on a variety of twists and turns till, ultimately, the poet accepts the enjoyment of accepting his fate.

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