There is a Crack ….


Leonard Cohen is one of my favorite poets, although he calls himself a songwriter, his lyrics are poetry, much of it is political.  His song “Anthem” has been on my mind this past month.  I thought I would share some, if you don’t know it. (If I were a more technical person I would insert a video so you could hear him singing – but I can’t seem to make that happen)  Anyway, here are some of the lyrics.


The birds they sang at the break of day

Start again I heard them say

Don’t dwell on  what has passed away

or what is yet to be.

Ah, the wars they will be fought again

The holy dove, she will be caught again

Bought and sold and bought again

The dove is never free….

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack, a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.

Canvas paper, collage, watercolor, gouache, found paper.  12 in x 7.5 in.


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  1. beautiful. i like Lenard Cohen too. i thought Canada honored him as poet. may be it’s songwriter. i dont know. i like the beauty in his words as well as in your work that reminds us all that flaws are often doorways to beauty. i like that too.

    i’ve worked a little on canvas paper. i liked it. i have a little left. your work reminds me that i should be working on it. cool on that too. aloha.

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