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.

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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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