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.