Leonard Cohen’s Elegant Letter From Montreal To Friends In Hydra 1963

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Autumn here, the one I always remembered, red trees and sunlight, a bright wind swirling the leaves and skirts, the buildings more solid for all the fragile movement of the trees and walkers.

 

Leonard Cohen

 

Leonard Cohen’s elegant writing style is evident not only in his poems and songs but also his personal correspondence. This Leonard Cohen epistolary except is from his Oct 6, 1963 letter to Redmond Wallis, a writer from New Zealand, who was Cohen’s friend as well as his fellow resident on Hydra. At the time this letter was written, Leonard Cohen was working in Montreal, and Wallis was at his home on Hydra. This letter is archived at the National Library of New Zealand – Wellington.

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 Mar 24, 2014 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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