Hi everyone! Welcome to our OpenLinkNight ! This is your opportunity to link 1 poem of your choice as this is no prompt-day. For those who missed the Mr Linky deadline the past week or this Tuesday’s poetics about the garden, this is also your opportunity to share your poem. I also want to remind you that our Haibun Monday is still open the whole week.

Here are two poems for you from Leonard Cohen, who died last week. The first one is a video based on his surreal poem “Two Went to Sleep” and recounts the profound origins of his 1967 classic “Sisters of Mercy” in a 1974 interview.

This is the second poem:  “I lost my way, I forgot …” from “Book of Mercy”

I lost my way, I forgot to call on your name. The raw heart beat against the world, and the tears were for my lost victory. But you are here. You have always been here. The world is all forgetting, and the heart is a rage of directions, but your name unifies the heart, and the world is lifted into its place. Blessed is the one who waits in the traveller’s heart for his turning.

More poems can be read here.

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