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by Joe Way
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: „Leonard Cohen – as remembered by Jennifer Warnes“
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: „Leonard Cohen – as remembered by Jennifer Warnes“

Thank you, Hartmut-that's a great article! I loved this quote from Leonard: ‘Jenny, never question where love comes from. We have no control over these things. From a stranger, a mother, a dog, or that perfect mate, it comes from wherever it comes. You were lucky, in fact – everyone hopes to find lo...
by Joe Way
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41282

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Thank you very much Mat and I'm Your Fan for introducing the work of San Juan de la Cruz. It reminds me that Leonard referenced mystic poets such as "cloud of unknowing." And thank you to Diane, Ursula & Vicki for your continued discussion about the album. Boss, I think Doron can give you more detai...
by Joe Way
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: Tributes to Leonard around the world
Replies: 72
Views: 11895

Re: Tributes to Leonard around the world

Thank you, Linda for posting this. In addition to interesting reading, we plan to visit Montreal soon and it will be very helpful!

Joe & Anne
by Joe Way
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Other gatherings
Topic: Buxton, England 1st Sept.
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Anne & I sincerely wish we could join you. The Barmouth trip was one of the best of our lives, but the distance is too great. Hopefully we will see many of you in Hungary in September-plus there was this issue with Phil & Jean getting thrown out of our B & B!

Joe
by Joe Way
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC

Doron, Yes, I get the same sense. It is one of the reasons that I have not posted very much recently on the thread about the songs. Northrop Frye talks about religion only being able to be expressed in metaphor and I agree with the jist of that. After all, I don't know anyone who has truly seen wate...
by Joe Way
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC

I think the next step needs to be connecting those "Cohen" connections within this poem. I really need some help with that. Professor Bob is Robert Faggen of Claremont McKenna College who is an old friend of Leonard's from back in his Mount Baldy days. Professor Bob provided the intro to David Remni...
by Joe Way
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC

I have read the poem many times-I'm somewhat obsessed by it now-I think it is so good. I've done a little research and I can't say that I have anything succinct to say about it. I don't recognize any particular rhyming pattern. It may be in a form of blank verse, but I'm not good at recognizing thos...
by Joe Way
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC
Replies: 11
Views: 1205

Re: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC

Thank you, Doron-it is a brilliant poem and you have done much to help us understand its richness. I look forward to reading it many times and helping to bring out the intricacies.

Joe
by Joe Way
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41282

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Vicki, thank you for bringing the quote here and pointing out how relevant it is to our discussion. Diane, wonderful analysis and like Doron I need to give it a little more thought before commenting. I do wonder if there is some element of Fundamentalism referenced by the quote "But born again is bo...
by Joe Way
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"
Replies: 16
Views: 1614

Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

That is a wonderful collage put together with his magnificent, touching song. There is a balcony that he sits upon both when he is younger and older-is that Montreal? Also there is an image of him with an unidentfied black man-Jesse Jackson? The final images are so touching. Our Leonard in one of hi...
by Joe Way
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41282

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Anne & I have been on an extended vacation trip and I haven't had a chance to follow this thread. But we are home now (for a time) and I'll try to catch up. There are some excellent observations-and a great big welcome to Mat, it is so good to read your words again (and I very much agree on your "ta...
by Joe Way
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New book by Ron Cornelius
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: New book by Ron Cornelius

This looks really good.

Joe
by Joe Way
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41282

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

"The only moment that you can live here comfortably in these absolutely irreconcilable conflicts is in this moment when you embrace it all and you say "Look, I don’t understand a fucking thing at all – Hallelujah!” Violet, I really appreciate all of your views. I'm not trying to start any argument. ...
by Joe Way
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41282

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Diane, I am simply agreeing with what you have said about YWID. As someone on the path of unfolding, of developing awareness, I feel into these songs rather than get technical about them. As Leonard himself said, in so many words, "you don't have to understand an embrace." I do feel he was speak...
by Joe Way
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 41282

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Thanks for all the recent contributions to this thread. I hope everyone had/is having a pleasant holiday. Kush, I enjoyed your personal reflections on Darker . The best acoustics in the whole world in a cubicle of metal, plush and glass. Ah, yes, one of the delights of the haven that is the motor c...

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