Leonard Cohen


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

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

  • Rajnish Manga (1/9/2018 11:28:00 PM)


    '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 (1/9/2018 3:38:00 PM)


    Such a lovely write by Leonard Cohen👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (1/9/2018 1:43:00 PM)


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

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/9/2018 11:13:00 AM)


    Kisses deep and warm! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/9/2018 7:06:00 AM)


    Beautiful poetry.
    'your eyes are soft with sorrow,
    Hey, that's no way to say goodbye. '.. is so nice to say before parting.
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  • (1/9/2018 2:37:00 AM)


    Still twilight of love exists while saying goodbye............outstanding piece expressed brilliantly.........thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Tutaan (1/9/2018 1:06:00 AM)


    Such a heart-touching poem..thank you...♡ (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (11/22/2017 5:57:00 PM)


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

  • (11/10/2016 10:33:00 PM)


    .............very beautiful and touching ★ a heartfelt write (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/28/2015 12:16:00 PM)


    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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  • (6/18/2009 9:46:00 AM)


    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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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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