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



Last week brought the launch of The Flame, a posthumous collection of lyrics and poetry composed by Leonard Cohen in the weeks prior to his departure from November 2016. Since singer-songwriter Amanda Shires points outside , one particular entry is branded, “Kanye West Is Not Picasso”.

It goes something like that:

Kanye West isn’t Picasso
I’m Picasso
Kanye West isn’t Edison
I am Edison
I am Tesla
Jay-Z isn’t 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 spiral The coil which made electricity soft as a bed
I am the Kanye West Kanye West thinks he is
When he shoves your ass from the stage
I am the actual Kanye West
I don’t get around much anymore
I never have
I just come alive following a war
And we’ve never had it yet

The poem is obsolete “March 15, 2015” and appears to have been composed in response to comments Kanye produced at Oxford University earlier that month. And three decades later, on a day after Kanye West is place to go to Donald Trump’s White House using Kid Rock with his negative , Cohen’s opinion appears more appropriate.

“Kanye West Is Not Picasso” from Leonard Cohen, in Cohen’s publication ‘The Flame. ’ pic.twitter.com/w5lUfkjdYv

— S H I R E S’ $Hit Show (@amandashires) October 11, 2018

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