Leonard Cohen, 1934-2016
so lightly here
by j.s. porter
we’re all lightly here, says the tao and
the zen, says the bible, says Leonard
Cohen in a song, we’re all so lightly
here—plants, animals, us—our roots an
inch or two, our time a blink or two…
what are you going to do…paint a
picture, scratch a word, sing a song…
when danger approaches, an Arab proverb
says sing to it…when the end comes,
sing to it.
Thank you to the man of poetry and song who shared his many gifts so abundantly with us.