Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Four / For Leonard Cohen / Montreal / Jan 28, 2018

Oana Maria Cajal, whose graphics and videos inspired by Leonard Cohen are familiar to this site’s ongoing readers, is publishing Engravings On Unwritten Snow, a series of Poems and Picto-Impulses dedicated to the Canadian singer-songwriter. The above image and the following poem constitute the fourth entry of this series.

Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Four
For Leonard Cohen

Around the corner from Murray Hill
I am listening still
To your song of innocent deception
To your song of blurry inception
And soft intuition
Around the corner from Murray Hill
I am listening still
To your song of praying hands
To your song of hallucinating webs
And biblical plans.
Around the corner of Murray Hill
I am listening still
To your song of enduring duty
To your song of benevolent disaster
And crystallized beauty.
Nobody sees me in my cloak of winter
Nobody stops the squirrels chewing the scythe
Nobody steps on my faithful shadow
AS I AM LISTENING TO YOU STILL
Around the corner from Murray Hill

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Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Three / For Leonard Cohen / Montreal / Jan 21, 2018

Oana Maria Cajal, whose graphics and videos inspired by Leonard Cohen are familiar to this site’s ongoing readers, is publishing Engravings On Unwritten Snow, a series of Poems and Picto-Impulses dedicated to the Canadian singer-songwriter. The above image and the following poem constitute the third entry of this series.

Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Three
For Leonard Cohen

He is holding her tight
In his heart of light
Holy atoms of broken divinity
Nowhere in sight
He is holding her tight
In his heart of light
Powdery stillness
On his elbow of sorrow
Ephemeral witness
Of His late forgiveness
He is holding her
MORE AND MORE TIGHT
In his heart of light
Birds are falling asleep
In their flight
Immaculate shadows
Of doubt

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Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Two / For Leonard Cohen / Montreal / Jan 14, 2018

Oana Maria Cajal, whose graphics and videos inspired by Leonard Cohen are familiar to this site’s ongoing readers, is publishing Engravings On Unwritten Snow, a series of Poems and Picto-Impulses dedicated to the Canadian singer-songwriter. The above image and the following poem constitute the second entry of this series.

Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Two
For Leonard Cohen

Je me cache dans l’encre
D’une chanson que tu rêvais d’écrire
L’instant même de ta mort
Le silence glacé, énigmatique,
Enflamme mes rêves d’adolescente
JE FERME MES YEUX
Pour entendre ta voix d’or pur
Illuminer le néant aveuglant
De l’éternité
Mon coeur se perd alors
Dans l’avalanche du futur
Boule de neige incrédule
Qui te cherchera à jamais

I am hiding inside the ink
Of a song you were dreaming to write
The very instant of your death
The frozen, delphic silence,
Sparks my adolescent reveries
I CLOSE MY EYES
To listen to your golden voice
Illuminating the blinding abyss
Of eternity
My heart gets lost then
In the avalanche of the future
Incredulous snow ball
Searching for you evermore

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Engravings On Unwritten Snow / One / For Leonard Cohen / Montreal / Jan 7, 2018

Oana Maria Cajal, whose graphics and videos inspired by Leonard Cohen are familiar to this site’s ongoing readers, is publishing Engravings On Unwritten Snow, a series of Poems and Picto-Impulses dedicated to the Canadian singer-songwriter. The above image and the following poem constitute the first entry of this series.

Engravings On Unwritten Snow / One
For Leonard Cohen

The heels of my heart
Leave traces on unwritten snow
They melt softly in your song
WITHOUT HESITATION
LIGHTLY
Dancing on frosted quietus
Iridescent regrets
Your longing for Kelef’s kindness
His unbounded devotion
Once more…

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Leonard Cohen On Cover Of Le Montréaler

 

Caption via Google Translate:

For an illustrator, making the cover of the “New Yorker” is a consecration, the supreme recognition of his work. Fifty or so Quebec artists were able to realize this dream by proxy by designing one of a fictional magazine for the exhibition Le Montréaler, which is as much a tribute to the prestigious magazine as the metropolis of Quebec.

Alain Reno was inspired by the imaginary cover of the “New Yorker” to design his own, on which we can see Leonard Cohen leaning against an old car in front of Gibeau Orange Julep.

Le Montréaler is a fictional magazine created in homage to The New Yorker. Alain Reno’s cover design features a way cool Leonard Cohen in a pose reminiscent of that shown in this Nov 1980 photo taken by Alberto Manzano.

Kara Blake – The Offerings: Trailer Video For MAC Leonard Cohen Exhibition

Montreal filmmaker Kara Blake, at the invitation of the MAC, will create a new immersive video installation, The Offerings, that will bring Cohen’s working methodologies to life through archival footage and the songwriter’s voice.

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Now Appearing At Clocktower Quay in Montreal: Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne

Cité Mémoire presents a video commemoration of Leonard Cohen’s Suzanne every night at Clocktower Quay in Montreal. Clips are shown in the video below. More information at Cité Mémoire

Thanks to Mimi Lela, who alerted me to this event and contributed the photo atop this post.