“I think about all writing the same way. It takes me as long or as short to write a letter as a poem or a laundry list.” Leonard Cohen

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I think about all writing the same way. It takes me as long or as short to write a letter as a poem or a laundry list. Whenever I apply myself to blackening a page a certain mechanism is thrown into operation and I am facing it in exactly the same way that I have faced my life, probably all wrong. Probably clumsy and aberrated and completely mistaken; but that’s the way I happen to face myself.

 

Leonard Cohen

 

For Proof Of Concept, see Leonard Cohen’s Elegant Letter From Montreal To Friends In Hydra 1963.

 

Quotation from An Interview with Leonard Cohen by Michael Harris. Duel: Winter 1969. The photo of a young Leonard Cohen at his desk is credited to: Allan R. Leishman/Montreal Star/Library and Archives Canada/PA-190166.

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 July 18, 2018.

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