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New Song-Poem from Leonard Cohen at The New Yorker

By Harriet Staff


For your eyes and ears: The New Yorker has published a new poem by Leonard Cohen in this week's issue of the magazine, entitled "Going Home." One of the stanzas woah goes like this:

He will speak these words of wisdom

Like a sage, a man of vision

Though he knows he’s really nothing

But the brief elaboration of a tube

Oh, and that ears part: Cohen also set the poem to music, writes The New Yorker's Culture Desk, for his upcoming album, Old Ideas. "The ten tracks on the album are the first original recordings from Cohen since 2004," they note. Listen to the recording here.

Originally Published: January 17th, 2012