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by mat james
Fri May 24, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: THE FLAME - news and information
Topic: The Flame-discussion thread
Replies: 23
Views: 4231

Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Hi Joe and All, Things have quietened down a bit on this thread, so I will add my opinion to the mix. I want to be blunt. I want to point out that this book The Flame is as much about Cruz as it is about Cohen. It oozes "Dark Night" and "Oh Living Flame of Love" by Cruz ...and in my opinion Leonard ...
by mat james
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: never-ending gallery
Replies: 191
Views: 21649

Re: never-ending gallery

...you don't know what your labelling about, Geoffrey :neutral: He's not so much "thinking" as absent-mindlessly reflecting and moving toward contemplating a whole range of pasts.. he is connected to the dis-connection sauntering through unholy lands and he hasn't landed yet "I set out one Night but...
by mat james
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: To the Lady in White
Replies: 21
Views: 4029

Re: To the Lady in White

12 minutes is a very long time for anyone to concentrate in the 21 Sanctuary! So thanks for the heartfelt feedback and sincere effort Geoffrey; you seem truly inspired. Of course I am humbled by your generous multi-dimensional talents. I enjoyed this syn-thetic miss-quote from the Sue in you :) Fat ...
by mat james
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: To the Lady in White
Replies: 21
Views: 4029

Re: To the Lady in White

Another proof that a poem is never completed. I have always had fun playing around with this idea. Mat, with all due respect, your rhymes are dreadful. Alan Alda (Sat Mar 29, 2008) I have worked on improving the rhymes a bit, but I'm not sure if it was successful. Well I suppose I am a sensitive, sl...
by mat james
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!

Antipodean Tangents Leonard's poem "The Lucky Night!!!!!" took me back to Adam and Eve and Leonard Coen's search for meaning and longing for Unity and his affiliations with others "traveling light". My other reading has taken me to other places and I add this generalised summary below as food for t...
by mat james
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!

Verse 5 Cruz' Dark Night is an 8 verse poem. Cohen’s “The Lucky Night!!!” is a 9 verse poem. With 4 verses above and 4 verses below, Cohen places his own totally original verse smack in the middle of his translation as verse 5. He makes it his poem too. Interestingly, Cruz wrote about 500 pages exp...
by mat james
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!

7/2/19 (6:30 am) On metaphor and light-bulb Of course…of course…all words and expressed thoughts are merely metaphors; ways of alluding to a thought. Any story teller has to find a way to express what it is that is on their mind. • A writer uses words • A dancer uses movement • A musician uses sound...
by mat james
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: THE FLAME - news and information
Topic: The Flame-discussion thread
Replies: 23
Views: 4231

Re: The Flame-discussion thread

Thanks, B4real, reading your post above reminds me again that we all approach Leonard's work in our own unique way. You paint, enthusiastically, with a broad brush. I have begun my "...mystery tour" in the Poetry Place, on the Leonard Cohen Poetry and Novels section Since I have focused heavily on o...
by mat james
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!

3/Feb/19 Symbolism The Cover: (The Australian version) Let's go back to the Cover (of this book, The Flame) I'm looking at the printed title, Leonard Cohen, The Flame. The central image is The Burning Bush; "The Flame" (that does not consume...and exists on holy ground ) from Exodus, where Moses mee...
by mat james
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!

2/2/19 So what is the big deal about all this? Who cares if Cohen was influenced by Solomon, Cruz or Teresa? Aren’t they simply three of many? He was a widely read guy, so what about all the others? Well, my response to this (attitudes/questions) is very simple; primarily, I am discussing Leonard’s ...
by mat james
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

Re: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!

Songs of Solomon 2 I am the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the valley ...My beloved is mine, and I am his: He feeds among the lilies Till the day breaks And the shadows have fled away Turn, my beloved and like a doe or a hart, leap the mountains of separation! (our separated minds) ...Dissolve my m...
by mat james
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1339

The Flame: The Lucky Night!!!!!

Ambiguity Ambiguity, it seems, is a very alluring way to write; alluring for both reader and writer. How can we express the ineffable? How can we each say, in our own way, what can’t be said? And how can the reader grasp what can’t quite be touched? Well, we wallow in and around and flow in the "und...
by mat james
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 65
Views: 20290

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels

Why do you care about your "standing"?
Keep doing what you do. Honesty and bravery will get you "there" .
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by mat james
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: THE FLAME - news and information
Topic: The Flame-discussion thread
Replies: 23
Views: 4231

Re: The Flame-discussion thread

I received "The Flame" for Christmas, from my flame. :) I enjoyed reading all the comments above in this thread, positive and negative and neutral...and all are valid for this Leonard Fan 8) I have noticed a few other "things" also, but I am still mulling and sauntering through it all, ruminating, I...
by mat james
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Say a prayer for the cowboy...and Darker Album
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: Say a prayer for the cowboy...and Darker Album

Hi Diane, Lizzy and Jean... Thanks for saying hello and connecting. Lizzy, the "cowboy" did not have the joy of riding the red sand in my old blue ute; I did not know him then and I suppose he was off on his own adventures. We only connected in recent times and it was our bush experiences that aided...

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