Posts tagged “Leonard Cohen

The Goal

I Can’t Leave my House
Or Answer the Phone
I’m Going Down Again
But I’m Not Alone

Settling at Last
Accounts of the Soul
This for the Trash
That Paid in Full

As for the Fall
It Began Long Ago
Can’t Stop the Rain
Can’t Stop the Snow

I Sit in my Chair
I Look at the Street
The Neighbor Returns
My Smile of Defeat

I Move with the Leaves
I Shine with the Chrome
I’m Almost Alive
I’m Almost at Home

No One to Follow
And Nothing to Teach
Except that the Goal
Falls Short of the Reach

~ Leonard Cohen


Images: We Heart It


To the End of Love

Show Me Slowly
What I only Know the Limits of

And Dance Me
To the End of Love

~ Leonard Cohen



Book of Longing

I can’t make the hills
The system is shot
I’m living on pills
For which I thank G-d

I followed the course
From chaos to art
Desire the horse
Depression the cart

I sailed like a swan
I sank like a rock
But time is long gone
Past my laughing stock

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

My animal howls
My angel’s upset
But I’m not allowed
A trace of regret

For someone will use
What I couldn’t be
My heart will be hers
Impersonally

She’ll step on the path
She’ll see what I mean
My will cut in half
And freedom between

For less than a second
Our lives will collide
The endless suspended
The door open wide

Then she will be born
To someone like you
What no one has done
She’ll continue to do

I know she is coming
I know she will look
And that is the longing
And this is the book

~ Leonard Cohen


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1) manicowl.com
2) flickr
3) pekthong.deviantart.com


Burning Man

Poetry
Is the Evidence of Life ~

If your Life IS Burning Well,
Poetry is Just the Ash.

~ Leonard Cohen


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1.) Tumblr
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3.) Pinterest


A Broken Hallelujah

Love is not a Victory March
It’s a Cold and it’s a Broken Hallelujah

~ Leonard Cohen (21 Sept 1934 ~ 7 Nov 2016)


Performed by Petr Spatina ~ Prague, Czech Republic


Kintsugi

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Ring the Bells
That still can Ring

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Forget
Your Perfect Offering

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There is Crack
In Everything

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That’s how
The Light gets In.

~ Leonard Cohen


‘Kintsugi’ is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold to create an imperfect piece of beauty, thus repairing the breakage as part of its history rather than something to disguise.

~ Sculpture “Expansion” by Paige Bradley


Almost Like the Blues

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There is no God in Heaven
And there is no Hell below

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So says the great Professor
Of all there is to Know

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But I’ve had the Invitation
That a Sinner can’t refuse

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And it’s almost like Salvation
It’s Almost like the Blues.

~ Leonard Cohen


Images:

1) Tumblr
2) Xenobite
3) Tumblr
4) shadowsystem.deviantart.com


A Thousand Kisses Deep

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I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat

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I’m just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet

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Who loved you with his frozen love
His second hand physique

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With all he is, and all he was
A thousand kisses deep.

~ Leonard Cohen


Images:

1) tumblr
2) Charlotte Colbert
3) suzythebutcher.deviantart.com
4) theprojectpixel.com