6 Replies to “Leonard Cohen’s Hummingbird: A Guest Post By Dianne V. Lawrence”

  1. David Peloquin

    Dianne, this is lovely! I was arrested especially by this passage:

    “And the soul is also true royalty, hence the crown. Pity the poor soul denied its nourishment. Hallelujah for the nourished soul.”

    How poetic, simple, and profound. One friend told me that, when she was young, she and her teenaged companions heard the song Sisters of Mercy and sang it together all that summer. She said, “We had no idea what it meant, but we just couldn’t stop singing it.”

    Hallelujah for the nourished soul!

    David Peloquin

  2. Dianne

    As Joni Mitchell once penned about him…”a part of you pours out of me in these rhymes from time to time.” If I had sent these two lines to him in our email correspondence I know exactly how he would respond. “Amen”

  3. Karina Rosenberg

    Hooked on the same tune…
    Reminds me of Emily Dickinson’s poem:
    “Hope” is the thing with feathers –
    That perches in the soul –
    And sings the tune without the words –
    And never stops – at all –

    And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
    And sore must be the storm –
    That could abash the little Bird
    That kept so many warm –

    I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
    And on the strangest Sea –
    Yet – never – in Extremity,
    It asked a crumb – of me.