Sicily Café

Leonard Cohen 1934 - 2016

And now that I kneel
At the edge of my years
Let me fall through the mirror of love

And the things that I know
Let them drift like the snow
Let me dwell in the light that's above

In the radiant light
Where there’s day and there's night
And truth is the widest embrace

That includes what is lost
Includes what is found
What you write and what you erase

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And when will my heart break open
When will my love be born
In this scheme of unspeakable suffering
Where even the blueprint is torn
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Submitted by Robert_Haigh on August 01, 2020

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen was a highly gifted and varied writer — novelist, playright, songwriter and poet. He was already quite famous as a poet before embarking on a music career as a singer-songwriter. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and his songs have been recorded by countless other performers. Born in Montreal, Canada, in 1934, Cohen had a long and productive career. He was working right up to his death, in 2016 at the age of 82. more…

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