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by indy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday, Leonard!
Replies: 172
Views: 25778

Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Happy belated birthday, LC. Thank you for everything. May the blessings and joy you bring to so many be returned to you tenfold.
by indy
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Struggle
Replies: 20
Views: 2260

Re: Struggle

Boss, I've been following this thread for several weeks now. I enjoyed the original poem and all the comments it has spawned.

L, I especially liked the High Hopes video, which I first looked at on New Year's Eve, that time for new beginnings.

TY all for your great comments.
by indy
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: I got hyacinths for you this year.
Replies: 11
Views: 1426

Re: I got hyacinths for you this year.

-Abby, this is a beautiful, heartfelt poem. The last stanza is lovely and riveting. Thank you for posting it.
by indy
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Just asking.........
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Just asking.........

Just coming back to say I’m also reminded of this saying from The Course in Miracles : “Those who are to meet will meet.” In person, through books, through music, through letters, through the heart, over the internet. Lili also talked about “stumbling about in a spiritual wasteland.” Yes, I was in a...
by indy
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 48129

Re: Mary Oliver

L. thank you for the painting. Yes, some of my favorite things!

Diane, those ragged roses are gorgeous.

Judy, it seems "Wild Geese" was in the air. :)

Happy New Year to all of you!
by indy
Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Just asking.........
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Just asking.........

Two years ago for Christmas I received several Leonard Cohen CDs and The Book of Longing from a friend. I immediately fell in love with his work. For well over a year, his music was just about the only music I listened to. I felt that Leonard was speaking to experiences I’d had over the last ten to ...
by indy
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 48129

Re: Mary Oliver

Some of my favorite Oliver lines are these from the beginning of "Wild Geese": You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Just now as I was typing this and w...
by indy
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 48129

Re: Mary Oliver

Diane, yes, Oliver is one of my favorite poets. I had the opportunity to hear her read a few years ago, but I haven't kept up with her recent work. I'd love to see a discussion of Evidence between you and Red Poppy when you have read it. :)
by indy
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Iranian Canadian Journalist saved by L. Cohen
Replies: 40
Views: 6529

Re: Iranian Canadian Journalist saved by L. Cohen

holydove, mirka, wakeupmartin, I recently joined this forum and was telling a friend about it. Although he has been a Cohen fan for 40 years, he was somewhat skeptical at what he perceived as the over enthusiasm of some Cohenites. I said, “I think for some of them Cohen is their religion.” That wasn...
by indy
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Lover, Lover, Lover & Rumi
Replies: 35
Views: 24790

Re: Lover, Lover, Lover & Rumi

Two years ago a friend sent me a bunch of Cohen CDs. I knew nothing about Leonard Cohen except that my friend thought very highly of his music and poetry. When I first heard “The Guests” followed by “Hallelujah,” I started to cry. I felt a connection between “The Guests” and the Sufis and wondered i...
by indy
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Raymond Carver 1938 - 1988
Replies: 24
Views: 8732

Re: Raymond Carver 1938 - 1988

Or a thorn in her side
indy wrote:We're soul barnacle
Another name for Soul mates :?:
Or a thorn in her side :D :D
Yeah, I bet Ray didn't say "uh-huh" but "uh-oh." ;-)
by indy
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Mary Oliver
Replies: 103
Views: 48129

Re: Mary Oliver

Hi Diane,

I enjoyed reading this selection of Oliver's poems, many of which I was unfamiliar with.
by indy
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Hafez (Hafiz)
Replies: 16
Views: 6692

Re: Hafez (Hafiz)

Thanks, Martine. I think it's time for me to read some Goethe. :)
by indy
Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Patrick Kavanagh 21/10/1904-30/11/1968
Replies: 83
Views: 52915

Re: Patrick Kavanagh 21/10/1904-30/11/1968

Hi lonndub, This thread reminded me of a poem by Galway Kinnell, one of my favorite poets. In the poem Kinnell mentions Kavanagh, who I've been meaning to look up, so I was happy to read some of his poems here. OATMEAL by Galway Kinnell I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I make it on the hot plate and put...
by indy
Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Hafez (Hafiz)
Replies: 16
Views: 6692

Re: Hafez (Hafiz)

I once had a dream in which a voice told me: "Follow in the shoes of Hafiz." I had read some Rumi but not Hafiz, so I went looking for his poems. At the time the only thing I could find was a library book, written years before, which I couldn't make heads or tails of. I was thrilled when I came acro...

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