Leonard Cohen Concert
31 July & 1 August 2010
Leonard Cohen was “honoured to be in such a historical setting”, and recited W. B. Yeats: “The light of evening, Lissadell, great windows open to the south, two girls in silk kimonos, both beautiful, one a gazelle”. He had learned the poem 50 years ago in his home town of Montreal, and said: “I never knew my steps would take me to this place, and that I would receive such a welcome sheltered in the spirit of the great master whose lines I have just quoted”.
He also recited his beautiful lyrics: “Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering, There is a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in”: