Letter to Leonard Cohen

21aMtqvzbBL._SL500_AA300_ I never got into poetry.  It isn't that I don't like it but was never turned on to it. 

Emily had a teacher in third grade who loved poetry and it was definitely a decent portion of their curriculum that year. I remember thinking how cool it was that she was into poetry and teaching her students a love that I never found.

My friend, Nancy Hechinger, who continues to impress me is not only a woman of endless talents and smarts she is also a poet.  We went to her book party last night and unfortunately left before she read her poems because we had an event in Brooklyn. 

While relaxing early Friday evening before going out I read Nancys book, A Letter to Leonard Cohen.  I loved it.  Her poems are funny insightful and modern. The book of poems isn't long but a worthy read. I plan on rereading the poems again this week. 

A completely different form of literature that I rarely partake in.  These poems pack a powerful punch. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. TanyaMonteiro

    Poetry was not really a part of my education either, until recently when I read “Self Portrait” by David Whyte?

    1. Gotham Gal

      will take a look at that book. this poetry is definitely a self portraitfor nancy too, i would gather.

      1. TanyaMonteiro

        here’s my post of it http://www.survivingorthriv… ps. its a poem only not a book, or at least that i know of

  2. Innocenti Paola

    sometimes we don’ t get into things simply since we were never exposed to them, missing opportunities of enjoyment. That’ s why as parents we need to try and expose our kids the most, so they can have the opportunity to explore and then express thier passions and talents

    1. Gotham Gal


      1. Innocenti Paola

        actually doing it as parents towards our kids we jump on a second occasion in case we missed something in our past….I disovered animals and nature just by exposing my kids to them. What a wonderfull journey being a parent…we can start all over again ourself 🙂

  3. VectorBloom

    I began to fall in love with poetry listening to my mother-in-law, Tatiana Mozalvesky’s perspective on marriage, love and life and the choices she made. She was a published poetess at young age in Harbin, China before WWII and on these subjects speaks from the heart.Living in an era when time appears to be the most valuable resource, clearly no one has enough of it- While in the cities we live in a soup of noise, poetry has a unique way as quoted above to ‘pack a powerful punch’ of meaning, emotion and reflection.It’s definitely making a come back as an opportunity to quiet the mind and stimulate our imagination. I look forward to reading Hechinger’s poems.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Quiet the mind and enhance our imagination. I love that

  4. Tracey Jackson

    I love anything by Leonard Cohen…I think he may be the sexiest man alive.