Leonard Cohen Wrote a Poem Called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

Consequence of Sound:

Leonard Cohen wrote a poem called “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”

The poem is included in Cohen's new posthumous collection, The Flame

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Written circa 2015, but still appropriate…

 

Kanye West is not Picasso
I am Picasso
Kanye West is not Edison
I am Edison
I am Tesla
Jay-Z is not the Dylan of Anything
I am the Dylan of anything
I am the Kanye West of Kanye West
The Kanye West
Of the great bogus shift of bullshit culture
From one boutique to another
I am Tesla
I am his coil
The coil that made electricity soft as a bed
I am the Kanye West Kanye West thinks he is
When he shoves your ass off the stage
I am the real Kanye West
I don’t get around much anymore
I never have
I only come alive after a war
And we have not had it yet