Leonard Cohen, Stephen King, Frédéric Beigbeder, Fannie Flag, H.G. Wells, Johann Peter Eckermann

De Canadese dichter, folk singer-songwriter en schrijverLeonard Cohen werd geboren op 21 september 1934 te Montréal. Zie ook mijn blog van 21 september 2010 en eveneens alle tags voor Leonard Cohen op dit blog..

 

Dear Diary

“You are greater than the Bible
And the Conference of the Birds
And the Upanishads
All put together

“You are more severe
Than the Scriptures
And Hammurabi’s Code
More dangerous than Luther’s paper
Nailed to the Cathedral door

“You are sweeter
Than the Song of Songs
Mightier by far
Than the Epic of Gilgamesh
And braver
Than the Sagas of Iceland.

“I bow my head in gratitude
To the ones who give their lives
To keep the secret
The daily secret
Under lock and key

“Dear Diary
I mean no disrespect
But you are more sublime
Than any Sacred Text

“Sometimes just a list
Of my events
Is holier than the Bill of Rights
And more intense.”

 

I Wonder How Many People

I wonder how many people in this city
live in furnished rooms.
Late at night when i look out at the buildings
I swear I see a face in every window
looking back at me
and when I turn away
I wonder how many go back to their desks
and write this down.

Leonard Cohen (Montréal, 21 september 1934)

In 1969

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