leonard cohen




when Leonard Cohen died

i tried to write about it

& couldn’t,


couldn’t feel it.




trump’s elected the next day,

so there’s poetry in his leaving.



a fly landed on the shadow of his hand

on the page. i thought it was a sign

but nothing came of it, technically because

this is no poem, to pin him

down to,

remember him for. it’s trash

to say


we’re done for

& nothing cares. the hum

stopped ages ago

but i was truly listening,

thinking: the night to me is so lovely

& there’s nothing i can say to prove it.

10 thoughts on “leonard cohen”

  1. Thanks, Mark,

    You just keep doing what you’re doing. Mate, I only write anything decent in the dark.

    I will do some forum posts maybe with a couple of screencast clips showing you how you can use the site better in the coming weeks.

    Basically, a pingback is the computer saying haha I know where this comes from and says there you are over there. At the moment I want them loud and noisy, well not too noisy I have found I will smoother those out as I learn more about the tracebacks of information and better refine the new tools I have.

    But anytime you want to know anything about the site in terms of behaviour just hit me up I will make time to answer.

  2. thanks for taking the time, Jason. Trying hard to decipher, but now understand, i think, the rationale of Ping.
    I don’t know what i did this morning: i was fiddling, clicking buttons – in the dark, as it were – to see what happened. I’m such a child

    1. Hi Mark,

      The instances of pingbacks you see in the comments is where I have set up posts here to be auto posted to another website/blog/social-media/bookmark-index. If you look at some of PERALDIVERs previous posts you’ll see pingbacks where the poetry he has shared here he has also shared on other poetry websites. Some of the dailyblog poems I put forward also made pingbacks to the original post here.

      The reasons for doing this is by sharing to other networks its important to allow the posts to link back to us here. The hope going forward is to build an index that originates from here and when shared it is then having it point or link back to us. This is important in the terms of Search Engine Optimization or “link juice”, going forward it is where I hope we then establish a round robin system going that builds us a bigger index which will then elevate our search standings in the Google search engine hence putting us on the map.

      I saw you added yourself to the notification list of one of these networks this morning. Realise http://poetry.org.nz and http://poetryorgnz.wordpress.com are 2 different websites. The first is us here and the later is a site we autopost to on the wordpress.com network. Once I have setup what I plan to I am then going to ask all members who post to other networks to tell me so I can add that to the matrix I am building.

      I have announcements I intend to be make in the coming weeks I have been hiding or waiting for someone to say something, but the last couple of weeks I’ve been able to spend a bit of time and money on this project. I have purchased some software improvements which I have been pondering how I was going best educate everyone on going forward, getting everyone off facebook another question. As it stands I’ve setup 12 networks that we are autoposting to now and I have more to setup and implement. I will notify everyone where in due course.

      In my chosen career path I have a tendency to sound monotone or too technical in explanations of technology infrastructure but I hope that all makes sense Mark any questions shoot.

      A side note there was also a major upgrade of “ultimate member” the membership software we pay for on the site, in doing so they reinvented the wheel so to speak it broke everything on the site I’ve just about got it back to what it was, everything I had setup over the last 2 years using version 1.xxxxx the upgrade to 2.0 it was majorly overhauled fixing it has taken much of my time.

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