HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!!!

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Postby smile » Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:57 am

Many happy returns, thank you for all that you have given us and long may you continue to do so. Bless You

Carol J
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Postby Annick » Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:30 pm

Thank you so much for all these years of poetry, for your voice like a whisper, in filigree all over the years, 27 years since your concert in Nancy (France) where I drew a portrait of you.
Thank you for being what you are: an uncommon man, beyond compare.
Happy Birthday, Mr Cohen.
Annick
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and a deeper silence
when the crickets
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Postby greenfeld69 » Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:33 pm

Dear Leonard

I am a mere 28-years-old and have been alive for very little of your career, though your music has had a profound impact on my life in many ways.

Through a messy divorce your music was there as a comfort, and for many hard times to follow (usually involving heartache), and your singing and guitar playing have helped steer my course as a songwriter.

I owe you so much and if I can help bring your music to other people's ears through my own work, then I will consider it a small part of the debt repaid.

I hope you have a wonderful birthday and continue to delight fans around the world with your music and poetry.

Love and admiration,

Steve
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Postby Rachel » Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:26 pm

Happy birthday
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Postby hydragirl » Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:32 pm

Dear Leonard Cohen

Happy birthday! Receive all our very best wishes for you, for your 70th birthday and for the time to come!

We too wish you a fantastic health – in order that you among other things once more will enjoy giving your loving fans a little concert tour in USA, Europe or some where else in the world… PLEASE, Mr Cohen, please…!!! You choose the place, the town, the country – and we will come!

Or let us meet at your and our wonderful Hydra… (cf. the booklet from Leonard Cohen Event 2002)

By the way Danish television celebrates your birthday tonight with a 2-hours show e.g. the talk show (1992) with Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen as host. May be you remember? We look forward to seeing the whole show.

At last my dear husband Axel and I will thank you for all your beautiful poems, your wonderful songs, your sensitive voice… – and for all the good moments and happiness you have brought into our lives. Thanks so very much, Mr Cohen.

Our most grateful and warmest greetings
Axel and Ulla
Denmark
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Postby John Etherington » Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:48 pm

Dear Leonard,

With Jupiter (the planet of well-being and abundance) transiting your natal Sun, and with the Moon in Sagittarius trining Venus (the planet of love and harmony), I can safely predict that you will have a very happy 70th birthday, and a healthy and successful year ahead.

Many Happy Solar Returns!

With very best wishes, John Etherington
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Postby Susanne » Mon Sep 20, 2004 8:55 pm

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    Dear Leonard,

    ~ Happy Birthday to you! ~
    All my good wishes for this day and for all the days to follow!
    May you have health and love, and may happiness and success accompany you in all of your endeavours!

    Thank you so much for your wonderful music and for all you've given to us!

    Shalom and lots of love,
    Susanne Kruse
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Postby andrea » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:35 pm

AUGURI AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY
FROM
THE ITALIAN BEAUTIFUL LOSER'S

WE WILL GATHER FOR A LEONARD BIRTHDAY PARTY AND DRINK SOME ITALIAN RED WINE ON
YOUR HEALTH !!!

CIN CIN AND SALUTE ...TO LEONARD COHEN......
GRAZIE !!! : :wink:

ANDREA, ANTONIO, PAOLA, FLAVIO, MARCO, MARINELLA , AND...AND...
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Postby OLLI » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:36 pm

Dear Leonard,

Thank you for the beauty of your songs, your novels and your poetry.
Your words and music have made me a happy man.

Happy Birthday!


Oliver Klatt.
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Germany.
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Postby MasterThief » Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:06 pm

Here in New Zealand we have been celebrating your birthday for 7 hours. Happy Birthday and thanks for the new album. I had the privelage of seeing you in Melbourne 3 times - twice in 1980 and once in 1985. My then 6 month old daughter came to one of the 1980 concerts. Do you remember her cries? She is now 25 and heading off to Antarctica for her second trip in November. I'll try and get a copy of Dear Heather to her before she goes.

To get a new album from you in your 70th year is a real blessing.

Thank you and have a great day.
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Postby simonelimone » Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:45 pm

Dear Leonard

Only the best for you and the ones you love for your birthday!!

You made my life complete, thank you - Simon
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Postby hydragirl » Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:21 pm

A little P.S. to our earlier congratulation:

Also thanks for your wonderful, boyish, wry and very very charming smiles...
We love you when you smile!
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Postby jarkko » Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:50 pm

I'm posting this on behalf on FRANK MUTTER, Spain.

"Dear Leonard,
Thanks for opening you heart, it opened mine.
Frank"


Click here to listen to Frank's Federico Garcia Lorca interpretation,
dedicated to Leonard:
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/mutter.mp3

Casida del llanto

He cerrado mi balcón
porque no quiero oír el llanto
pero por detrás de los grises muros
no se oye otra cosa que el llanto.

Hay muy pocos ángeles que canten,
hay muy pocos perros que ladren,
mil violines caben en la palma de mi mano.
Pero el llanto es un perro inmenso,
el llanto es un ángel inmenso,
el llanto es un violín inmenso,
las lágrimas amordazan al viento
y no se oye otra cosa que el llanto.

F.G. Lorca


CASIDA OF WEEPING

I have shut my balcony
because I do not want to hear the weeping
but behind the grey walls
nothing is heard except weeping.

There are very few angels singing,
there are very few dogs barking,
a thousand violins fit in the palm of my hand.

But weeping is an immense dog,
weeping is an immense angel,
weeping is an immense violin,
the tears gag the wind,
and nothing is heard except weeping.
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JohnK
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Happy Birthday

Postby JohnK » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:00 am

Thank you, Leonard, for all that you have written and sung. Your work is embarrassingly important to me.

I wish you all the best this birthday and many more in good health and fine voice.

John Kolaga
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Postby Byron » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:13 am

Sir
You have 'laurels' aplenty.
Thank you for never resting on them.
Happy Birthday from Byron.
"Bipolar is a roller-coaster ride without a seat belt. One day you're flying with the fireworks; for the next month you're being scraped off the trolley" I said that.

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