Leonard, age 74



He comes onstage
Slowly, meekly, smiling
Rumpled black fedora
Three beautiful female singers
One masterful lead guitar
Harmonica, saxaphone, keyboard
Percussionist drummer.
Others all excellent craftsmen.
Been together for years.
This was venue London, England.
Folks roar out their approval, laughter.
Jewish, lean troubadour from Montreal.
Leonard just smiles.
Hat off, bowing.
Moves on to next piece.
Wonderful night of treasures.
So long Marianne.
Suzanne takes you down.
Hallelujah etc.

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https://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/2023/03/performance-happy-harmonicas-club.html

About this poem

Leonard Cohen launched an amazing concert tour worldwide. He had to. Business manager had embezzled most of his worth…tour was an amazing success. Strange, this flip-flop.

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Written on March 22, 2023

Submitted by dougb.19255 on March 22, 2023

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Wayne Blair

Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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