Leonard Cohen


Tower Of Song - Poem by Leonard Cohen

Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day
Oh in the Tower of Song


Comments about Tower Of Song by Leonard Cohen

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/3/2018 12:52:00 AM)


    And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on. the tower of songs of wishes and desires and perhaps the unfilled ones too........ very nice poem. tony (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/18/2018 4:53:00 PM)


    The master songwriter with a voice so sensual and sometimes so dark. I see his name and I flock to see what he has to say- yes flock although I am just one person I am actually many! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Warren Falcón (2/18/2018 2:55:00 PM)


    This is only the first stanza of a many stanzaed song/poem by Cohen...you may read TOS in its entirety by googling for the lyrics...and you can hear Cohen sing the song in various recordings on you tube dot com (Report) Reply

    Susan Williams (2/18/2018 4:50:00 PM)

    thank you for pointing that out, Warrem

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (2/18/2018 9:06:00 AM)


    Poem is in concise but theme is great. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

    Warren Falcón (2/18/2018 2:57:00 PM)

    Poemhunter only published the first stanza! google Tower of Song + Cohen to read the entire poem/song. You may hear Cohen sing it in various recordings on you tube dot com

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/18/2018 4:13:00 AM)


    My hair is grey! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (2/18/2018 3:17:00 AM)


    Such economy of line which is what makes it such a great piece. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/18/2018 2:07:00 AM)


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

  • Practicing Poetess (2/18/2018 12:43:00 AM)


    .....And now you're gone.....
    Miss you, Lenny.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/18/2018 12:41:00 AM)


    So nice. ' I'm just paying my rent every day
    Oh in the Tower of Song ' is so meaningful. Loved it.
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  • Susan Williams (6/9/2017 2:54:00 PM)


    Oh, my, read Catherine's and James' comments below. They are worthy of your time. (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2008 8:06:00 AM)


    Leonard Cohen is one of the most significant people not assasinated during the sixties and seventies. Sometimes, throughout history, there are fires, and there are faces that are looked into by the lights of fires. Faces to lead, faces to follow as a civilization for decades- only to end up beside the same fire. Mr. Cohen will be a pundit for every generation beyond his birth. Imagine the forethought and you will be inspired. (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2008 6:30:00 PM)


    Oh Leonard, are you still out there? I have been with you since the early seventies, when I picked up a copy of your collected verse. You clearly, inspired me to write poetry. I have a few pieces here at poemhunter, nothing too great though. Most of my poetry is collected at PoetrySoup.com under the user name Catie Lindsey In college, I did a thesis on your work, life, and times, ect... I can't help it, I have always loved you, and have secretly wished to be with you so many many times over the years. I have one poem called 'Where's Leonard Cohen' who else could understand my abstract mind. Oh Leonard, are you still a teacher of the heart, and is Jesus still a sailor, and has Annie finally left the picture? :) Please contact me if you recieve this little note, it could be the hilight of my lifetime.
    Much love to you Leonard, much love...
    Catherine Lindsey
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  • Peter Rhodes (5/4/2007 8:46:00 AM)


    I ache in the places where i used to play....one of the all time great lines. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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