Monday, June 18, 2012

The Benford Plagiarism Dossier 08

Below is a poem by Joanne Benford

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It is in fact, by the singer songwriter Leonard Cohen

Begin forwarded message:

From: R V Jones
Subject: Benford has ripped off Leonard Cohen. This is still live
Date: 15 June 2012 13:40:44 GMT+01:00
To: Jack M


There are some men
who should have mountains
to bear their names to time.
Grave markers are not high enough
or green,
and sons go far away
to lose the fist
their father's hand will always seem.
I had a friend
who lived and died in mighty silence
and with dignity,
left no book, son or lover to mourn.
Nor is this a mourning song,
but only a naming of this mountain
on which I walk,
fragrant, dark, and softly white
under the pale of mist.
I name this mountain after him.

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