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
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
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

Posts featuring work by this artist are collected at Oana Maria Cajal.

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Jan 15, 2018.

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