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by Meryam
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Master Song
Replies: 26
Views: 15486

Re: The Master Song

Does it affect Leonard Cohen?
Here in Holland people say: ; he has been Roshi's personal assistant for years, so he must have known it. And he has kept his silence!
by Meryam
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The Master Song
Replies: 26
Views: 15486

Re: The Master Song

In Dutch newspapers 15-2-13 is given a whole new meaning to the word master: " Zen Master Joshu Sasaki Roshi (1944) falls with thunderous roar from his pedestal. The Japanese-American Buddhist has in recent decades molested hundreds of students. That is the conslusion of least a group of Buddhist le...
by Meryam
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 80397

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

Hey Mat, are you awake in Australia??

Here it is 12 o'clock
see:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=33005

http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/42869/
by Meryam
Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 80397

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

hello Mat,

It wasn,t meant to be personal, but whom the cap fits... ;-)

I'm curious aboyt your comment on my interpretation of 'junk', down below...
and I wrote about Alexandra leaving, but I had the impression this forum was dead so I posted it on Songmeanings

Meryam
by Meryam
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 80397

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

I swept the marble chambers, But you sent me down below. To me marble has the association of being cold (in colour as well as temperature) and expensive. The "I' is looking for love in the wrong place, in high atmosphere where it is not, love is down below. And his actions are wrong and useless too...
by Meryam
Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Love itself (From: Ten new songs)
Replies: 2
Views: 3157

Love itself (From: Ten new songs)

See also: http://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=18422 The light came through the window, Straight from the sun above, And so inside my little room There plunged the rays of love. In streams of light I clearly saw The dust you seldom see, Out of which the nameless makes A name for one like...
by Meryam
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Avalanche (From: Songs of love and hate)
Replies: 4
Views: 6535

Avalanche (From: Songs of love and hate)

I' not sure I'm doing the right thing on the forum here ; if not (moderator?): sorry! I can t find this topic anymore, only by my favourites, so I try again. I really would like some (more) reactions. Ths songs frightens and facinates me. Report this postReply with quoteAvalanche by BobDylan » Mon A...
by Meryam
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: That don't make it junk
Replies: 2
Views: 5287

Re: That don't make it junk

Thanks, from bitter experience...

I'm brooding on Love itself or You've loved enough. The topic on the album as a whole is interesting but many words... poo
by Meryam
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Waiting for the miracle
Replies: 12
Views: 9928

Re: Waiting for the miracle

Interesting, Mat! We are both right, me a little more ;-)
I'm curious at your opinion about "That don't make it junk"
by Meryam
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: That don't make it junk
Replies: 2
Views: 5287

That don't make it junk

"That Don't Make It Junk" I fought against the bottle, But I had to do it drunk – Took my diamond to the pawnshop – But that don’t make it junk. I know that I’m forgiven, But I don’t know how I know I don’t trust my inner feelings – Inner feelings come and go. How come you called me here tonight? Ho...
by Meryam
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Waiting for the miracle
Replies: 12
Views: 9928

Re: Waiting for the miracle

Hello Mat, I like reading your posts, but now you don't convince me! Of course in LC's songs there is (almost) always a mixture of God/Christ and woman/lover and sun/moon etc. and I see no need to make a distinction or absolute choice: the words contain it all. I read comments where everything is dr...
by Meryam
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Waiting for the miracle
Replies: 12
Views: 9928

Re: Waiting for the miracle

hello Mat,

Iwould like very much to discuss some songs!
But I get a bit dizzy from that long Album-topic...
I printed that out and wil read it in the weekend.
How about a new topic 'You have loved enough'?
by Meryam
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Waiting for the miracle
Replies: 12
Views: 9928

Waiting for the miracle

"Waiting for the miracle" Baby, I've been waiting, I've been waiting night and day. I didn't see the time, I waited half my life away. There were lots of invitations And I know you sent me some, But I was waiting For the miracle, for the miracle to come. I know you really loved me. But, you see, my...
by Meryam
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: You know who I am (Songs From A Room)
Replies: 22
Views: 19989

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

I practise Zen and I think there is a koan (Zen-riddle): How do you follow someone who is behind you? the you has all the handles he needs to track God down: - he has already seen the sun (burning love, heat and light)so he knows who he is dealing with. - there is no distance between God and him but...
by Meryam
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Avalanche
Replies: 23
Views: 41486

Re: Avalanche

You are right. Interesting, thanks. But the first impression I get: the I is boasting : I'm of good descent, I live in a rich place, I am not just a boy from the street, I am a good catch! He is suspicious, expects the woman to go for gold, while in reality she is compassionate. Very sad. (By the wa...

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