(June,1943 / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

Ask Cohen - Revisited

Dylan. Donavan.
Lennon. Lightfoot.
McCartney.

Where are they going?

Ask Cohen.

He's been there,
And back -

BUT

He's
Not the only
Wholly holy
Soul among us!

© M. Barrett – all rights reserved

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Comments (4)

And not that he wouldn't deserve it. In his early adulthood I admired the beauty of his lyrics. As an older man, I admire how he picked himself up, and went back to work after having been totally fleeced by a formerly trusted manager. Such betrayal may have caused the downing of a few beers, a few bottles of wine.....but he didn't allow himself to fall into the role of a victim, and for that, he's back on a pedestal. A truly great Soul!
If Canada ever selects a perennial poet laureate it will be Cohen.
Hi Paul, I was reviewing this poem today and note that I may not have replied to your message, sorry 'bout that if I haven't. I'm happy that you enjoyed it.
Clever. I like the quirkiness of this poem BB: O)