Cohen, Leonard, poet honored, songs esteemed,
Cohen, Leonard globally acclaimed,
The novelist and concert artist
Corwin, Arlene, poet, singer,
Pianist and cook unsung.
An unknown tongue but here,
Born one-nine-three-four both,
Paths crossing 1964,
Neighbors, Hydra, Marianne,
Its feeling myth.
What is it for?
What was it for?
While skill and art endure long after,
Years and organs blur then fade,
Coming to an end, betrayed
By nature, having run their course for good.
Fame must be a good for some one/one
We’ll never meet. One greets
The thought with sorrow
That one can’t be here tomorrow.
Deeply Familiar -- Leonard Cohen