Leonard Cohen

For Anne - Poem by Leonard Cohen

With Annie gone,
whose eyes to compare
with the morning sun?

Not that Idid compare,
But I do compare
Now that she's gone.

Comments about For Anne by Leonard Cohen

  • (6/1/2018 7:24:00 PM)

    I love short poems. One of my favorites is WC Williams This is Just to Say. This poem is its mirror, except it deals with emotions and not a physical sensation like taste - so much harder, deeper, insightful subject matter, so much harder to get it RIGHT. This poem is a joy despite its quality of longing. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/18/2017 10:56:00 PM)

    A superb tribute paid to the departed love. (Report) Reply

  • Gerhardus Keen (6/18/2017 10:50:00 PM)

    One of my most favourite singers/songwriters. So much feelings into his lyrics and songs. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/18/2017 7:44:00 PM)

    Such a sentimental poem.... Superb! ! ! Thanks for posting.... (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (6/18/2017 8:15:00 AM)

    Such a nice offering to make ones dearest one immoral! Cohen not a name but a depth to dip silently. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (6/18/2017 6:39:00 AM)

    Touching drop.We realise the worth of someone when he/she is gone. Thanks for sharing. Simply outstanding. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/18/2017 2:57:00 AM)

    She's gone! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

    Lantz Pierre (6/18/2017 6:35:00 AM)

    Three exclamation points to celebrate the death of the narrator's love interest. You must be a callous fool and complete ignoramus incapable of reading, let alone feelings of compassion.

  • Rajnish Manga (6/18/2017 2:47:00 AM)

    Love is what makes one perfect and more so in a romantic relationship. This poem is unique where one of the partners is no more but the sentiments remain. Extremely heart-touching and poignant. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (6/18/2017 12:26:00 AM)

    When the beloved is gone, we compare many things that we did not notice when she was around.
    (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2016 9:59:00 PM)

    ........beautiful and sad ★ (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/5/2016 11:31:00 AM)

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That's how the light gets in.
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/6/2009 5:10:00 PM)

    There's a lot to be said for short poems. Leonard is my inspiration. (Report) Reply

Read all 14 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: sun

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 2, 2003

[Report Error]