death, Inspiration, Leonard Cohen, Music, poem, Poetry, tribute, vale
They signed this agreement
That nobody else
had to die
Now what can I tell you, my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue
And I can’t believe that time’s
Gonna heal this wound I’m s
There ain’t no cure for love
The last time I saw you, you looked so much older
The boat is leaking, the captain lied
Give me back my broken night
If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
Ten days ago, we lost another musical legend. I listened to ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ on repeat and wept. This is my tribute, using only his words. He was a poet first, musician second. He touched my life in profound ways, I was introduced to his work by a lover and I was lucky enough to see him perform twice.
Thank you for letting us share your beauty.