Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen and Shoe polish

Kiwi shoe polishLeonard Cohen, about poem reading :  the message comes through with the body and voice, you could really be reading the instructions from a shoe polish can.

Interviewer:  What’s the point of poetry than, if you could just as well read instructions on how to polish shoes?

Cohen:  well, it depends.
If you want people to have shiny shoes, you want to write those kind of very good instructions, and if you want to polish other parts of yourself – you do it with poetry…

Some things cease to exist…