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by charlajoy
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: A Request for Mr. Cohen
Replies: 35
Views: 10320

Re: A Request for Mr. Cohen

Dear Leonard, Your voice, written or oral, soothes my soul, washes away the debris, restores me with new strength. I'm quietly crying now in wistful expectation as I think of the ultimate kindness from you--some poetry in your own voice. I can't think of anything better to take us through the time ...
by charlajoy
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Which two songs does LC sing over and over?
Replies: 24
Views: 3276

Re: Which two songs does LC sing over and over?

I think it might be wise to let the pull of orbits be a slingshot to get a banana out to where stars co-orbit around each other. It's a bit of a trade. The moon pulls the bananas to find the one that is meant for her, the one that can take her to the stars and the bananas learn to be prepared for s...
by charlajoy
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Induction of LC as Priest & husband
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Induction of LC as Priest & husband

In my reading from Leonard Cohen: Prophet of the Heart , p. 187, Judy Collins is reported as saying of Leonard, "His songs carried me through the dark years like mantras or stonse that ou hold in your hand while the sun rises or the fire burns. They kept me centred as I stood in front of thousands o...
by charlajoy
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: rags of light
Replies: 88
Views: 13979

Re: rags of light

to Lazariuk: Blue Alert ? Yes, I've listened to clips. The sad part right now ( :) ) is that I haven't been immersed in much beside Leonard. That should change (I hope). Because I was raised traditionally religious or is that religiously traditional(?), I've found myself in the process of being rebo...
by charlajoy
Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #41-45
Replies: 111
Views: 26893

Re: Book of Mercy #41-

II.42 The Accuser, with his thousand voices, stands in the place you are not named. . The accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10) could be compared to Legion, the thousand demons from Mark 9. It is to you I turn. The table stands on tiptoe. Every object leaps to its place. The closed book rises on its...
by charlajoy
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Which two songs does LC sing over and over?
Replies: 24
Views: 3276

Re: Which two songs does LC sing over and over?

They became wise by falling in love
Good, it's been decided then. I'm quite wise. Does one gain more wisdom by falling in love and not knowing when to be a banana in another orbit? Charlajoy
by charlajoy
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Random LC moment I am adoring today
Replies: 403
Views: 86789

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

MaryB wrote:Purchasing tickets for the Barcelona concert today :D .
Wish, I wish, I wish, I wish before I die, that I might be in the same place.....Uplifed blessings to you, pure enjoyment, a trip to the stars, charla
by charlajoy
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Two+ lines from The Favorite Game: Can anyone else identify?
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Two+ lines from The Favorite Game: Can anyone else identify?

Before being sure that you are not getting messages I guess you would want to be sure that you are where you need to be to receive them but only you would know where your address is. Thanks, Jack, for the sensitive, poetic. Yeah, it's so easy--to know one's address (not), especially for those who k...
by charlajoy
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: rags of light
Replies: 88
Views: 13979

Re: rags of light

Lazariuk wrote: "I was there when people would look you in the eye and lay it on the line as bobby dylan once said You can always go back, you just can't go back all the way. as tim Robbins once said it is never too late to have a happy childhood or as I might say "sweet and easy surrender" learning...
by charlajoy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: rags of light
Replies: 88
Views: 13979

Re: rags of light

... one of the greatest sorrows in this world that we find it so hard to give each other permission to make mistakes. As if any of us can ever get it right the first time. It all comes back to that biggest mistake of all which is that making mistakes makes us bad. Do you hear me boss, you made the ...
by charlajoy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Which two songs does LC sing over and over?
Replies: 24
Views: 3276

Re: Which two songs does LC sing over and over?

Lazariuk: "I also have another perspective about fear that I learned about when I was four and gave into it in maybe in a way that only a four year old can do. It led me to think that fear is the outer shell of awe. I learned that at a window that I often try to return to." A cool perspective. Maybe...
by charlajoy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Which two songs does LC sing over and over?
Replies: 24
Views: 3276

Re: Which two songs does LC sing over and over?

As part of my fall, I once went 21 feet to a concrete floor. believe me, my fear is not the fear of death, it is the fear of not finding soft places to land. Understand. We were relating to opposites at some earlier point, I do believe, being said that the opposite of love would be indifference--lo...
by charlajoy
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: rags of light
Replies: 88
Views: 13979

Re: rags of light

The poem you are looking at is "The Unclean Start" Much later he wrote "Starting is second First we must part" do you think that might relate? Don't know, Jack. Many of his encounters, according to my reading, are adjustments to parting and starting. I think I'll bring my personal experience in on ...
by charlajoy
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Random LC moment I am adoring today
Replies: 403
Views: 86789

Re: Random LC moment I am adoring today

Gotta add here. Your joy is contagious. My LC days, since school's been out (I'm a teacher) and since my son introduced me to him about two months ago, have been filled with buying I'm Your Man for my son and hearing my daughter thoroughly enjoy the loud "First we take Manhattan", buying the Field C...
by charlajoy
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: rags of light
Replies: 88
Views: 13979

Re: rags of light

"I stared at her as she became beautiful and calm" It doesn't seem to me that her beauty died and therefore he never hated her. OK, but the significance seems to be not that he never hated her, but that he didn't hate her continually. In this case, I'm so happy to use two negatives in one sentence ...

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