You wrote for the seeking heart,
you wrote for the troubled soul;
you challenged our unthinking minds.
in words authentic,
through tunes rendered slow.
You lit the dark,
you darkened the light;
and you saw the shades
of humanity’s strange ways,
in honesty, not spite.
We will not stop listening,
we will read your thoughts anew;
you have left us these treasures
from the haunting soul of truth.
In memory of Leonard Cohen