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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