Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Seven / For Leonard Cohen / Montreal / Feb 18, 2018

Introduction: 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 seventh and final entry of this series.

Oana Maria Cajal writes:

This is the last of SEVEN ENGRAVINGS ON UNWRITTEN SNOW series, written in Montréal for Leonard Cohen, our great professor of The Holy and The Broken.

They were created, one every 7 days, to represent symbolically a poetical and graphic menorah. My tribute to Leonard, forever in remembrance of his endless love, enduring beacon of salvation in our hour of despair.

Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Seven
For Leonard Cohen

The century before yesterday,
She was waiting for you
On the frozen Quai
Of Effaced Conclusions,
She was waiting on a blank page
For the last draft of your illusions
Suddenly, the sacred ink
Covered the full face of the moon
You were once again lovers and slaves
In the fleeting kiss of the rain,
Your eyes foggy with verses
She, faraway in her tunnel of pain
The crack in everything
Is now healing dark wounds,
Your light is gently getting in,
THE WALL OF MEMORY
IS PRAYER AND SIN
Your singing silence below
Is burning lastly engravings
On the unwritten snow

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Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Six / For Leonard Cohen / Montreal / Feb 11, 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 sixth entry of this series.

Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Six
For Leonard Cohen

I built an illusion in Montréal
With snow bricks
And nostalgic mortar,
For you to behold at sunset
And at dawn
When shadows stand tall
In frozen, unmesurable Time
This is a place where the questions
Retire from searching deep sense
The birds bury their heads
Under their wings of emotions
The unknown is immense
Burning in fires of doubt,
THE EMBRACE OF BEAUTY AND HELL
Can lastly take place
Ring the bell!
If you hear me
Hallelujah!

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Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Five / For Leonard Cohen / Montreal / Feb 4, 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 fifth entry of this series.

Engravings On Unwritten Snow / Five
For Leonard Cohen

In Parc du Portugal
The horses came the day after you left
They sniffed your burned song
And stamped on that elusive sadness
You always left behind
Below the mindless snow
The horses took shelter from the wrath of God
Inside your beloved gazebo
Inside your mountain of doubt.
In Parc du Portugal
The horses came the day after you left
They sniffed the coolness of your absence
They neared the farcical beauty
Definitive beauty
Of the frozen sun
Sliding down on shiny sameness
Inside your secret glaciarium
In Parc du Portugal,
THE DAY AFTER YOU LEFT

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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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