Friday, November 11, 2016

LEONARD COHEN - Forgive me ?

I stand swaying in dead air
crying a bucketful of dry tears
as deep as the Ocean
Hearing music so soft, so silent.
For a man  who reached his end.
Did his soul touch yours ?
Were you there at his concerts
or like me stone deaf busy ?
I stand in silence now
Begging forgiveness with dry tears
for staying away so long.
Hearing only Hallelujah 
recognising a single rhythm
That filled a hundred songs

Leonard Cohen 
please forgive me ?

© MRL Nov 2016


  1. Thank you for sharing this lovely tribute to our Canadian singer, song writer and poet, friend H ... So long, Leonard ... Always, cat.

  2. Annie said
    'Dear Mel - This is beautiful.
    I bet he is reading it, smiling and holding up a thumb.
    It's all about letting the light in.
    Much love,
    Annie XX

  3. Annie your appreciation means a lot to me. For you had met Leonard and knew him.

  4. Judith B in Brighton said.
    Lovely Mel, thanks for sharing.

  5. Thank you. I love Cohen's poetry and this piece is just beautiful. I think there were many who only heard the "hallelujah" of later years but he touched and inspired so many over his lifetime.

  6. Thank you for the comment. It is I think the nature of poetry to evoke feeling or a sense within the reader which can be positive or negative. For either are of equal value in that a least they have been touched.
    Likewise, just as I value the comments left here regardless of whether they are negative or positive.

  7. A wonderful tribute to a great man.
    And how he touched my soul, forever.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

  8. Was never a fan of Mr. Cohen...I'm sure he'll rest in song...prefer your poetry tho'.

    1. Yes, well. To each their own is what I say.

      Thank you for the compliment Ita xx