New Leonard Cohen Poem “Steer Your Way” In June 20, 2016 New Yorker


“Steer Your Way” by Leonard Cohen appears in the latest issue (June 20, 2016) of the New Yorker. The first verse is excerpted below. The entire poem can be found at Steer Your Way – New Yorker

Steer your way through the ruins of the Altar and the Mall
Steer your way through the fables of Creation and the Fall
Steer your way past the Palaces that rise above the rot
Year by year
Month by month
Day by day
Thought by thought

Update: The lyrics of “Steer Your Way” can also be found on page 43 of the 2016 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Event Booklet.

5 Replies to “New Leonard Cohen Poem “Steer Your Way” In June 20, 2016 New Yorker”

  1. Michele prevost

    Beautiful poem . Will it be the opening of many others to come ? Eagerly waiting for them.
    Thank you Allan.

  2. Alice Germanetti

    “As he died to make men holy, let us die to make things cheap…”
    Thank you!

  3. Dennis

    First “You Want It Darker” and now this beautiful poem (song?) – May there hope for this Fall?

  4. Violeta

    New poem dedicated without any doubt to Hillary in the election campaign ,ready to say:
    Come on boys !Who is the next one ,I’m ready to fight you and to win !!!