Hospitality

Leonard Cohen 1934 (Westmount) – 2016 (Los Angeles, California)

drinking cognac

with the old man –

......his exquisite hospitality

in the shack by the river

that is, no hospitality

just emptying the bottle into my glass

and filling my plate

and falling asleep

when it was time to go
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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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