Lines For Leonard Cohen
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philipdoddStoryteller and poet.
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A tribute to Leonard Cohen.

Lines For Leonard Cohen

by philipdodd

I listened to Leonard Cohen alone, not with a party going on, maybe afterwards, when everyone had gone.

I always liked his tone, voice of a real man to me, the master of rhyme and rhythm, he cleared his eyes to see.

His faith never certain, but shaken, under threat, told the bare tale of his search, thought he would get there yet.

He sang of the bird on a wire, Suzanne and the river, and lifted us up with his hallelujah.

He removed the skin, shone light on the bone, told us what we hold within is figured out in stone.

Now he has left the stage, to raise his hat no more, he followed his angel to what lay beyond the door.

Hear his song begin, one that cannot cease, let rain water fill your tin, and drink it now in peace.

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philipdoddBronze CommaStoryteller and poet.
9 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil As well as the words, I love the calm, peaceful rhythm of the song, Suzanne.

philipdoddBronze CommaStoryteller and poet.
9 months agoReply
@isabellathena I am very pleased that you like my tribute to Leonard Cohen. Thank you for your kind words.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
9 months agoReply
@philipdodd I loved the song Suzanne. I had a young lady friend who lived on a sampan and taught at Hue University. I just started calling her Suzanne.. It was uncanny how every poem and song seemed tom be personal to the person who listened to it. I( much preferred him to Rod McKuen.

isabellathenaBronze CommaEast Of Eden
9 months agoReply
I . LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH!!!!!!! He was my favorite artist and this is such a beautiful and creative tribute. So amazing! No words!!

philipdoddBronze CommaStoryteller and poet.
9 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil I am very pleased that you like my tribute to Leonard Cohen. His songs and poems have been part of my life since I bought Songs of Leonard Cohen, his first album, in 1968, when I was sixteen. Now I am sixty four and recently I bought his final album, You Want It Darker, and his poetry book, Book of Longing. Stranger Music is a great collection of his songs and poems, a book I bought a few years ago.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
9 months agoReply
Lenny was a poet for years before he turned to songwriting to pay the bills. This was a beautiful ode to the artist in the man. Lenny would have loved it. I looved it. Great poem!!!!!!

philipdoddBronze CommaStoryteller and poet.
9 months agoReply
@arustamyananahi Thank you very much.

9 months agoReply
Great write!