Leonard Norman Cohen byl kanadský hudebník, básník, romanopisec a kreslíř židovského původu. Již během univerzitních studií vydal v roce 1956 svoji první sbírku básní. Vedle poezie mu během šedesátých let 20. století vyšly také dva romány. První...

Píseň: The Letters

Leonard Cohen
Dear Heather
You never liked to get
The letters that I sent.
But now you've got the gist
Of what my letters meant.
You're reading them again,
The ones you didn't burn.
You press them to your lips,
My pages of concern.
I said there'd been a flood.
I said there's nothing left.
I hoped that you would come.
I gave you my address.
Your story was so long,
The plot was so intense,
It took you years to cross
The lines of self-defense.
The wounded forms appear:
The loss, the full extent;
And simple kindness here,
The solitude of strength.
You walk into my room.
You stand there at my desk,
Begin your letter to
The one who's coming next.