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Leonard Cohen.  1934 - 2016


Newport Folk Festival 1967 with Arlo Guthrie, 1967 

Ring the bells that still can ring.

Forget your perfect offering.

There's a crack in everything;

that's how the light gets in. with Joni Mitchell, 1967

I did my best, it wasn’t much.

I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch.

I told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you.

And even though it all went wrong,

I’ll stand before the Lord of Song,

with nothing on my tongue

                   but Hallelujah…


. Poet, songwriter, painter, essayist, singer, philosopher, personality, sometime Zen Monk, and many things.

Vestu hal, Leonard.

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Comment by Diane hornsey on August 6, 2019 at 3:47am

Nice to go back and listen to the original from the master himself.  Just just what I needed this morning.  Love and blessings.  

Comment by wenx on December 4, 2016 at 3:44pm

Blessed are the cracked, for though them the light shall shine.

Comment by Raymondo Passero on November 16, 2016 at 6:58pm

Thanks for the correction, Snodoc AND.  You're quite right; I'll edit the post to reflect your input.  Peace.

Comment by sav on November 15, 2016 at 10:18pm

Beautiful quotes. As a writer and troubadour, it feels shallow to add any words at his passing.

However, that is Arlo Guthrie, not Bob Dylan, in the lovely 1967 photograph. Blessings from North Bennington. Vermont.

Comment by Angel Joan Fericy on November 12, 2016 at 10:52pm

Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece!

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