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The End of Love A secret grief rips apart all that was Slaves to the sexual caresses of time Stallions in black gallop gallantly in fields Of spring full wishes Thou seeith the birth of love Naked hopes surrounded by sweet perfumes Seduced by the gods or by demon fools Dancing, towards our own charades we sing Funerals consume autumn’s dead poets The gravestone cold and gray We hug it like a long lost friend One may see a battle lost The other a battle won In November we reminisce the soldier and singers too Didst you know I was a prostitute? Selling my soul to the hourglass of eternity Foolishly hoping to sleep upon her breast Shivering as others seem to fall right at deaths door Brimstone, black and rose The underbelly of St Laurent Youthful boasts as the old man in cane hobbles Generations sailed down the main Some seeking solace others finding fame Vaguely the recollections appear Visions inside dreams inside the darkest fears The end of love is near For the hand above is reaching As I float to the end of time Enchantment in the crypts Ravens dancing as they consume our mortal Hearts No smiles, no sleep Thou did knowest I’m surely certain The dance of death Only to be followed By a piper And angels violins Rags and shrouds, kiss them all goodbye Hallelujah In Memory of Leonard Cohen, a fellow Montrealer, 21 September 1934 – 10 November 2016.

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Date: 1/30/2017 5:04:00 PM
Such a wonderful and creative tribute. One that I think he would have given a huge thumbs up after reading! Every verse a delight to read.. Truly outstanding!
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Date: 11/20/2016 1:52:00 PM
Nice poetic tribute to this late, great, man.
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:41:00 PM
Hello Arthur, a most intuitive and searching write here, as you explore the fruits of the labours from this active and renowned artist, countered with a wistful tone, such a loss to the world.' I have enjoyed my time spent here.'
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Date: 11/13/2016 2:32:00 PM
Exceptional poem Art.... A fave
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:55:00 PM
The Poem? The Art? King Arthur? :)
Date: 11/13/2016 12:30:00 PM
ohh, i am in a trance as i adore leonard... his music on dance is incredible... what a loss, what a stunning poem, arthur..huggs
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Date: 11/16/2016 6:54:00 PM
Thank Nette, sadly now I take his place! :)
Date: 11/13/2016 10:04:00 AM
wow, what an excellent tribute to your fellow Montrealer. I had no idea about his heritage. His song Hallelujah is so stunning. Can you imagine being able to leave just one song that memorable to the world? He lived the dream.
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Date: 11/12/2016 7:18:00 PM
Wonderful tribute , Arthur, hugs Eve
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Date: 11/13/2016 12:01:00 AM
Thank you Eve! :) Hugs!
Date: 11/12/2016 6:23:00 PM
Hello Arthur, A truly marvelous and quite wonderful tribute to Leonard Cohen!! Your words, imagery, and combined thoughts say it all -- and rendered a most praiseworthy free verse to the superb mastery and true excellence that Mr. Cohen brought to all of his artistic endeavors. Outstanding Work!! A SEVEN/FAV for sure!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 11/13/2016 12:01:00 AM
Thank you Gary, very very kind of you! All the best to you and Ingrid!
Date: 11/12/2016 12:35:00 PM
Monumental writing for a legendary man, poet, singer dear Arthur! He has lived in Greece, on Hydra island for twelve years and he loved our country as much as I loved Montreal and Canada when I lived there for eighteen years! God bless his soul. His spirit will be hovering over the world!
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Date: 11/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
Yes I have read that, is great to see artists and writers building bridges as he did! :)
Date: 11/12/2016 8:43:00 AM
Beautiful tribute to a well deserving artist. I know he is looking down upon us with humble appreciation...rg
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Date: 11/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Rhoda, I sure hope so!
Date: 11/11/2016 9:04:00 PM
A terrific Memorial. He was a cool dude. Well done my friend.
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Date: 11/12/2016 11:59:00 PM
Thanks Richard, always great to know fellow Canadians appreciate our poets and artists!!! :)
Date: 11/11/2016 7:47:00 PM
Hi Arthur, This is a wonderful tribute for a legendary poet. A without a doubt seven: -) Alexis
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Date: 11/12/2016 11:58:00 PM
You as usual Alexis are so kind!
Date: 11/11/2016 12:37:00 PM
A wonderful tribute Arthur he was a legend as a poet and songwriter and his gravelly voice was unforgettable:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/12/2016 11:58:00 PM
Thanks Jan, he was an inspiration to me!
Date: 11/11/2016 9:35:00 AM
An amazing poem and tribute Arthur.
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Date: 11/12/2016 11:57:00 PM
Thanks Tim, he was part of the soul of Montreal.
Date: 11/11/2016 7:24:00 AM
- A sad news today, a really wonderful artist - R.I.P. Leonard ! - Thank you for this great poem, Arthur - Best wishes for a peaceful weekend - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/12/2016 11:57:00 PM
Thank you Anne-Lise! He will be missed!
Date: 11/11/2016 6:40:00 AM
Wow Arthur, this one blows me away. Your have written an epic tribute to one of the best. This poem is top of the charts and one that even LC himself would have enjoyed.
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Date: 11/12/2016 11:56:00 PM
Very kind of you Chris, thank you so much!
Date: 11/10/2016 10:38:00 PM
OMG no I didn't realize he passed away! He was a genius. This poem is Brilliant!!
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Date: 11/12/2016 11:55:00 PM
Thanks, he was a lot like me, well genius wise! LOL :)