Dance Me to the End of Love by Leonard Cohen
In 1995, Welcome Books published the star of its Art and Poetry series, Dance Me to the End of Love, a deliriously romantic song by Leonard Cohen visualized through the warm, spirited paintings and collages of Henri Matisse. Now, for its 10-year anniversary, Welcome presents a new edition of Dance Me to the End of Love featuring a revised design. Cohen's song is a lyrical tribute to the miracle of love, the grace it bestows on us, and its healing power. Originally recorded on his Various Positions album, and featured in Cohen's anthology, Stranger Music, this poetic song is gloriously married to artwork by Henri Matisse, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. I had this dance within me for a long time, Matisse once said in describing one of his murals. Dance Me to the End of Love is the perfect book for art lovers, song lovers, and all other lovers as well.