So Long Marianne, So Long Leonard

Well it has to be said that 2016 has been ruthless. Now we have lost the great singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. I am reminded of the letter that he wrote back in July to his one time muse, Marianne Ihlen, for whom he wrote the songs  So Long Marianne and Bird On A Wire, when he heard of her impending death.

Well Marianne it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine.

‘And you know that I’ve always loved you for your beauty and your wisdom, but I don’t need to say anything more about that because you know all about that. But now, I just want to wish you a very good journey. Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road.’

Now they take up the journey again together. R.I.P to one of the great artists of our time.

 

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5 thoughts on “So Long Marianne, So Long Leonard

  1. So, their hands touch again. I wish I were there to hear the music they are making.
    Don’t you just wish that you had even a portion of his poetry genius in you? I certainly do! A part of me, and, I’m sure, many others, go with him; but what a legacy he left.

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