This poem, this poet, resonates deeply. Writing is my saviour and my addiction. Not drugs. Not alcohol. But words. At night. Late at night. The later the better.


The only poem

This is the only poem I can read

I am the only one can write it

I didn’t kill myself when things went wrong

I didn’t turn to drugs or teaching

I tried to sleep

but when I couldn’t sleep

I learned to write I learned to write

what might be read

on nights like this

by one like me

— Leonard Cohen

Posted by lostandfoundbooks

I am unable to withstand the gravitational pull of bookstores and anything vintage. I am passionate about art, books, coffee, public radio (CBC), social justice and writing.

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