Celebrating Leonard Cohen

(1934–2016)

Leonard Cohen was one of the great artists of our age: a poet of transcendent beauty and wisdom, a novelist of moral urgency and insight, and a peerless singer and songwriter. His work, in all its forms, touched our hearts, informed our lives, and made our world better. He will be greatly missed, but his voice will endure. 

My page was too white / My ink was too thin / The day wouldn’t write / What the night pencilled in

– “The Book of Longing”

 

Book of Mercy
Written by Leonard Cohen;
Flowers for Hitler
Written by Leonard Cohen;
Let Us Compare Mythologies
Written by Leonard Cohen;

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh.

How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me?