Bird on the Wire

I lived in Montreal and fell in love with the poetry and music of the late, great Leonard Cohen. This painting is a tribute to him. It will be available at the Angels and Saints Auction coming up December 1st. Click here to join.

Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. Like a worm on a hook, like a knight from some old fashioned book I have saved all my ribbons for thee. If I, if I have been unkind, I hope that you can just let it go by. If I, if I have been untrue I hope you know it was never to you. Like a baby, stillborn, like a beast with his horn I have torn everyone who reached out for me. But I swear by this song and by all that I have done wrong I will make it all up to thee. I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch, he said to me, "You must not ask for so much." And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door, she cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"

Oh like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. 18” x 24” x 1.5". Oil on Canvas.

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