What more can the poet gift us than the words we need to face the hour of his departing.
As someone long prepared for this to happen,
Go firmly to the window. Drink it in.
By the window I hear it, the voice of a troubadour in the tower of song, guiding me towards a final verse, a borrowing of words to bid farewell.
We who had the honour of his evening,
And by that honour had our own restored –
Say goodbye to Leonard Cohen leaving.
Leonard Cohen leaving with his lord.