A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes

A bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes 
were smoking out along the open road; 
the night was very dark and thick between them, 
each man beneath his ordinary load. 
“I’d like to tell my story,” 
said one of them so young and bold, 
“I’d like to tell my story, 
before I turn into gold.” 
But no one really could hear him, 
the night so dark and thick and green; 
well I guess that these heroes must always live there 
where you and I have only been.

Title: Leonard Cohen, ‘A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes’

Portrait Photography: Irving Penn

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