What Song Lines Would You Compose?

When he was alive the great song writer Leonard Cohen treated his audience to a recitation from a piece still in progress; he began:

Listen to the hummingbird
Whose wings you cannot see
Listen to the hummingbird
Don’t listen to me

Now, the completed hummingbird song appears on Cohen’s posthumous new album, ”Thanks for the Dance.”

So, let’s say you haven’t yet heard the new album. As a creative writing exercise, why not write the next four lines you would like to see in the song? Then, at some point, you can compare what Cohen wrote with your own offering.

Please write the song that flows from your heart.

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