Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye Poem by Leonard Cohen

Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

Rating: 3.5


I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm,
your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm,
yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new,
in city and in forest they smiled like me and you,
but now it's come to distances and both of us must try,
your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Fabrizio Frosini 28 November 2015

FULL TEXT: Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm, yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but now it's come to distances and both of us must try, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye. I'm not looking for another as I wander in my time, walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme you know my love goes with you as your love stays with me, it's just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea, but let's not talk of love or chains and things we can't untie, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye. I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm, yes many loved before us, I know that we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but let's not talk of love or chains and things we can't untie, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.

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Josephine De Leux 18 June 2009

that title just makes me want to cry. sorry. it reminds me of someone. He said that too. sleepy golden storm...how warm.

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Susan Williams 22 November 2017

Thank you, Fabrizio, for providing the full text. We who loved Leonard Cohen thank you!

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* Sunprincess * 10 November 2016

.............very beautiful and touching ? a heartfelt write

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Cheryl Tutaan 09 January 2018

Such a heart-touching poem..thank you...?

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Michael Walker 06 November 2019

A convincing, genuine song about the end of a love affair. Only one verse though.

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Rajnish Manga 09 January 2018

'Hey, that's no way to say goodbye' but that's the only way when one is in true love. Meeting and parting both become emotional. Thanks.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 09 January 2018

Such a lovely write by Leonard Cohen??????

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Susan Williams 09 January 2018

Leonard Cohen could have sung the grocery list and sound profound, ever so sensual, and beguiling.

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Edward Kofi Louis 09 January 2018

Kisses deep and warm! ! Thanks for sharing.

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