Video: Complete 2012 PEN Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award Ceremony: Leonard Cohen & Chuck Berry

penawardThis video of the entire 2012 PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award automatically begins with Salman Rushdie’s introduction of Leonard Cohen, “At The Level Of The Line,”  which is followed by Shawn Colvin singing Leonard Cohen’s “Come Healing,” the Rusdie-Cohen kissing, and Leonard Cohen’s acceptance speech.

PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award – John F Kennedy Library, February  26, 2012 (Uploaded by Maarten Massa)

Note: Originally posted February 27, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Quality Video: Come Healing, Featuring The Webb Sisters – 2012 Leonard Cohen Montreal Concert

comewebO see the darkness yielding
That tore the light apart
Come healing of the reason
Come healing of the heart

Leonard Cohen – Come Healing
Montreal: Nov 28, 2012 Leonard Cohen Concert
Video by leonardcohenvideo

Note: Originally posted November 29, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Come Healing! – A Powerful Video Offering Of Solace & Succor Built On Leonard Cohen’s Mesmerizing Hymn Of Universal Mercy And Salvation


Note: Originally posted Apr 20, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

A Hymn For Our Times

In posting previous Oana Cajal videos inspired by Leonard Cohen,1  I asked her about her calling and received this reply:

I am a poet, a playwright, a painter. I believe the poetry created the world. My hobby: Survival! My message is urgent: In the Spotlight of Death, Life shines in its brightest colors. Celebrate! This very second! Right Now!

Clearly that drive informs and compels this video published yesterday after a traumatic, terrifying week in this county. [At the time of posting, the Boston Marathon bombings had taken place only days before (April 15, 2013].

Come Healing!
Oana Maria Cajal’s Picto-Healing, In Memoriam, April 2013, Graced By Leonard Cohen’s Mesmerizing Hymn Of Universal Mercy And Salvation.
Music: Come Healing by Leonard Cohen
Published: April 19, 2013
Video by oana maria cajal

All posted other Cajal videos can be found at  Oana Cajal on Cohencentric.


  1. You can read more about Oana Cajal  as well as view other Cohen-inspired videos she has created at Oana Cajal on Cohencentric. []

Video: Come Healing From Leonard Cohen Live In Dublin, Featuring The Webb Sisters & Alex Bublitchi


Leonard Cohen – Come Healing
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013

Credit Due Department: Thanks go to Roman Gavrilin aka Hermitage Prisoner and Laurence of Paris, who alerted me to this video.

Note: Originally posted Oct 17, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Best Videos Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour: Come Healing Featuring The Webb Sisters – Helsinki

webhelBest 2012 Leonard Cohen Videos: features selections from the Best Of 2012 Leonard Cohen Tour Video Setlist, which comprises the best available video of each of the songs performed during the 2012 Leonard Cohen World Tour.

Leonard Cohen Featuring Webb Sisters – Come Healing
Helsinki: Sept 2, 2012
Video by Wirebirds