Crack for Prompt 66 The Music of Leonard Cohen

“There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in” – Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Little mother barren breast
Weep Madonna
suffering’s best
In your grief
your soul is blessed
Your soul is blessed

Hopeful dreamer furrowed brow
No mistake
your time is now
Hearts will break as
earth is ploughed
Earth is ploughed

Full regretted heart ablaze
Mistaken, broken
in a haze
Arise triumphant
renewed, amazed
Renewed, amazed

Little children quiet grow
What the heart feels
you should know
warm embrace the
tempest’s glow
Tempest’s glow

Crack of sun angel cry
To each a blessing
by and by
Soft caressing
rise and try
Rise and try

Little mother home and hearth
Sift the wheat now
from the chaff
Step by step
we tread the path
We tread the path

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

For mindlovemisery’s prompt at:

Leonard Cohen is a genius and brilliant subject for a prompt. I chose his song Anthem as the inspiration because it is the one song I can never finish singing along to without crying – such a moving, perfect piece of work.

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I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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12 Responses to Crack for Prompt 66 The Music of Leonard Cohen

  1. Oh this is wonderful Helen! The flow and lyrical quality is smooth as butter love it!

  2. Very beautiful response to this song Helen, it works so much when you already have an emotional connection to the song.

  3. philipparees says:

    The deep acceptance of this philosophy runs right through this song. It could be so easily set to a lyrical accompaniment.

  4. Lovely composition. I’m getting inspired. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Loved this. Would hope “the little children quiet grow” was universal. Sadly not.

  6. landl30 says:

    Leonard’s poetry and music are indeed inspiringโ€ฆ if you get a chance, catch Song of Bernadette that he co-wrote with Jennifer Warnes. Talk about grabbing your heartโ€ฆ.

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