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by Murray Hill
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 692
Views: 96413

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Just got back from gathering outside his home in Montreal with a couple hundred beautiful strangers. We lit a yahrzeit candle and said kadesh.

Thank you, Leonard. Farewell.
by Murray Hill
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Atheist Love Song
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Tri-Me and Lizzy. I agree that it need not necessarily be Atheist, and in fact, I do not consider myself Atheist (which after all, is another kind of religion, is it not?) I suspect the poem may have given that away, despite itself.
by Murray Hill
Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Atheist Love Song
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Atheist Love Song

According to Rene Descartes
where our bodies end our minds start
But he knew best as a man of the chart
that lines both connect and set apart

Like lovers linked at hand and heart
mind and body must never part
Like the artist and the art
body and mind must never part
by Murray Hill
Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:17 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Ballet of Lepers
Replies: 9
Views: 4560

thank you Linmag for your response and Byron for the exact reference. Interesting that the ideas for Beautiful Losers and Energy of Slaves were floating around his head so early on....
by Murray Hill
Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Ballet of Lepers
Replies: 9
Views: 4560

Perhaps but it says that he wrote it upon returning to Montreal after dropping out of Columbia. So I assume that it predates even Favourite Game not to mention Beautiful Losers.
by Murray Hill
Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:49 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Poem from the Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 390

thank you lizzy. I wrote it a little while ago but when I saw the "poetry by members" forum I figured I'd post it as the style adnd vocabulary of the poem was very much inspired by LC. I appreciate the feedback :)
by Murray Hill
Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Ballet of Lepers
Replies: 9
Views: 4560

Ballet of Lepers

Hey everyone, in the collection we are using in my Canadian poetry class, a brief biography of Leonard Cohen mentions an unpublished novel called 'Ballet of Lepers'. Do any of you lovely people know what this is? Is it simply another version of 'Beauty at Close Quarters', an early version of The Fav...
by Murray Hill
Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:19 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Poem from the Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Poem from the Hill

A girl I once met she claimed she saw beauty her dress was civilian but she swore it was her I said, now dear stranger I'd like to believe you but beauty's been hijacked of that I am sure She laughed and decided I must be a madman I said, now dear lover you know that's not true At first she seemed a...
by Murray Hill
Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:12 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: As The Mist Leaves No Scar
Replies: 20
Views: 19885

I don't think the first verse of the poem is saying he is gentle as much as it's announcing a sort of detachment on his part. In his earlier poetry, and especially in 'The Spice Box of Earth' as well 'The Favourite Game,' Leonard assumes the persona of stranger/wanderer. Like Breavman in the novel, ...
by Murray Hill
Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: HAVE YOU MET LEONARD?
Replies: 37
Views: 10276

I just found out today that Leonard attended a lecture at my synogogue (which his family played a huge role in) last week. I only I had decided to attend!

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