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by mat james
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Say a prayer for the Cowboy....Ballad of the absent Mare
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Say a prayer for the Cowboy....Ballad of the absent Mare

hi Lizzy, yes, he did seem "invincible"...but there you go... Jennifer Warne, as you probably know, was instrumental in re-energising Leonard's career by releasing an album of Leonard's songs. That is why the post above written by her is so interesting. She knew him well for a long time...so it is w...
by mat james
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Say a prayer for the Cowboy....Ballad of the absent Mare
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Say a prayer for the Cowboy....Ballad of the absent Mare

Jarkko posted this Jennifer Warnes "saunter" many Moons ago. After being away on a silent retreat, Leonard Cohen came over to my house wearing an old beige MacGregor jacket, and his face was radiant. There was a little leap inside him. It's impossible to be sad around Leonard when he is filled up li...
by mat james
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Say a prayer for the Cowboy....Ballad of the absent Mare
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Ballad of the absent Mare

... and below are the words of the song. Ballad of the Absent Mare (Leonard Cohen) Say a prayer for the cowboy His mare's run away And he'll walk til he finds her, His darling, his stray But the river's in flood And the roads are awash And the bridges break up In the panic of loss. And there's nothi...
by mat james
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Say a prayer for the Cowboy....Ballad of the absent Mare
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: Ballad of the absent Mare

Hi Anne,
Why don't you lead the way with your take on things, regarding this poem/song.
If you could summarise, that would be great.
No pressure, only if you enjoy that verbal saunter!
I am not quite ready... :)
by mat james
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Say a prayer for the Cowboy....Ballad of the absent Mare
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Say a prayer for the Cowboy....Ballad of the absent Mare

...she steps on the Moon as she paws at the sky... I'm going to take a fresh look at this haunting song; and as Thoreau would say, "saunter" awhile. "to saunter" according to Thoreau, is to walk the "sacred ground"...saint-terra or santa-terra... and it seems to me that most of Leonard's songs are....
by mat james
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: rusty old and beautiful
Replies: 249
Views: 61118

Re: rusty old and beautiful

Here is the link that delivers the song!
...a Leonardean-Warnean spiritual canticle...
...or simply two free-spirited souls, on the edge of being...

This one is for you and your "old Brumby", B4. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BD7CFwiIsI

Mat.
by mat james
Tue May 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: influences on leonard?
Replies: 66
Views: 55314

Re: influences on leonard?

Cohen's Lucky Night is a translation of San Juan de la Cruz' poem, Dark Night (of the soul). (San Juan is also known as Saint John of the Cross ) Interestingly... San Juan had Jewish grandparents who were forced to convert to Catholicism at pain of death during the Spanish Inquisition and I suggest ...
by mat james
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)
Replies: 26
Views: 24337

Re: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)

Hi David, I'll need to mull that around in my head for awhile. I am not familiar with the Kabbalah; I have merely heard others mention its wisdom. I would suggest, though, that what I see in Leonard's song above is similar to what you see. That is, god changing "position", as Leonard terms it (Vario...
by mat james
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: On the Pulse of Morning
Replies: 16
Views: 7096

Re: On the Pulse of Morning

"They whisper still, the ancient stones
the tumbled mountains weep..."

Now that's Poetry!

Mat
by mat james
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Master Song
Replies: 29
Views: 16901

Re: The Master Song

Yes, we are locking down, popping corks, distancing as much as we can...and dawdling through old Leonard Cohen posts, thoughts and music...it's better than bullets and bombs, that's for sure.
Keep well if you can.
If not, then good luck! Xxx
8) :D
by mat james
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Master Song
Replies: 29
Views: 16901

Re: The Master Song

Yes, we are "imperfect beings" Cate... ...but your response is perfect. (forgiveness, acceptance, mercy, non judgement on a certain level ...there is another "position" for a "Me Too" movement. ;-) With your attitude, Cate, I would guess you are now preparing for the Front Line in the Battle of Coro...
by mat james
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard and Corona
Replies: 18
Views: 2889

Re: Leonard and Corona

I'm still here wherever that is... ;-) I'm mulling around these "Darker" lines of Leonard; ...and please don't make me go there though there be a god or not... (so hope-less- melancholy, so mortal) ...they whisper still, the ancient stones the blunted mountains weep... (so hope-full-immortal/eternal...
by mat james
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)
Replies: 26
Views: 24337

Re: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)

...more "notes from the underground" by Fyodor Mat IAMvsky-cohen ( an cohenesque /Satrian pre-cogito-existential adventure into the isness paradox of being...) ie, i-am ..some more contemplative reflections on this song by Leonard Cohen...from the underworld/underground... "You know Who I AM" you've...
by mat james
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The bee’s last journey to the rose
Replies: 16
Views: 7156

Re: The bee’s last journey to the rose

...he even repented of beeing a buddha...

Of course!

MatbbgJ

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