Reading Leonard Cohen on Yom Kippur

J.L. Wall

J.L. Wall is a native Kentuckian in self-imposed exile to the Midwest, where he teaches writing to college students and over-analyzes Leonard Cohen lyrics.

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2 Responses

  1. Maribou says:

    This was a beautiful post.

    “Who by Fire?” always sounds incredibly tender to me…



  2. Rufus F. says:

    Agreed. This is a beautiful post that opens up that line in a way that Wurtzel does not. I suspect that, with Cohen’s lyrics, one should never assume they came about haphazardly.