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by Jean Fournell
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Some by maturing, some by germination
Replies: 7
Views: 3800

Re: Some by maturing, some by germination

Update — Letter to Granny Lilith 1) The second link in my letter to Granny Lilith has become inconclusive. 2) Until 13th August 2019, the following link leads to an update in replay on Arte, a Franco-German cultural TV channel (unfortunately not in English — only in German, in French, in French wit...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 692
Views: 114619

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Agreed, 4.

And then Yin and Yang are inseparable, aren't they as it happens, the contrary applies to the phrase "Many happy returns!"

Many happy returns, Bev!
by Jean Fournell
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 5978

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Many thanks once again for your appreciation, Bev! And do ask me — hoping I can help… Previously I had skipped this: While looking through that most bloody of poems, The King of Harlem, this line caught my eye, “there must be some way out of here” – it’s the same line from a Bob Dylan song, All Alon...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: never-ending gallery
Replies: 392
Views: 43469

Re: never-ending gallery

Maybe he was no direct witness.
by Jean Fournell
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 5978

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Thank you for your kind appreciation, both of you! Bev, your link to "Little Ashes" helped me very much to better connect to Federico García Lorca. Here a link to the same film, but with Spanish subtitles instead of Turkish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBBpbHXnEvw And yes, those 5 $ were a good ...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 5978

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

Translation difficulties — more of them “… the tender advances of volcanoes…” (59) “and to the intimate tenderness of volcanoes” – Blind Panorama of New York (75) y para la tierna intimidad de los volcanes. and to the tender intimacy of the volcanoes. “… a chaos of heartbeat and mandolins…” (83) “w...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 5978

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

For sure, I "don't have the discipline"… Instead of saying a few words about "Famous Blue Raincoat", here I am into translation problems — afraid therefore that I'll have to leave Manhattan to the Americans. Thanks for your appreciation, both of you; and thanks to Bev for the link to the discussion ...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Lorca's Poet in New York
Replies: 17
Views: 5978

Re: Lorca's Poet in New York

So far, I had a brief look at the first poem in PNY, and then started reading "Pequeño vals vienés". In the "Take this Waltz" thread, I just posted a first draft of no more than an amateurish attempt at translating "Little Viennese Waltz" — a rather difficult poem, at least for me; and I've only spe...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Take this Waltz
Replies: 8
Views: 4201

Re: Take this Waltz

Pequeño vals vienés Federico García Lorca En Viena hay diez muchachas, un hombro donde solloza la muerte y un bosque de palomas disecadas. Hay un fragmento de la mañana en el museo de la escarcha. Hay un salón con mil ventanas. ¡Ay, ay, ay, ay! Toma este vals con la boca cerrada. Este vals, este va...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Take this Waltz
Replies: 8
Views: 4201

Re: Take this Waltz

Here two links to "Pequeño vals vienés" by Federico García Lorca
(Music based on "Take This Waltz" by Leonard Cohen)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft4qigSb-gA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqwjjgDIkfE
by Jean Fournell
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 692
Views: 114619

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Rob, I liked your post. May I nevertheless suggest double-checking your quotations? my feelings on Dress Rehearsal Rag are different than yours (suicide remains foreign to me... in thought and deed) Agreed: the stunt man (not "star" man) doesn't seem likely to commit suicide, pan ned by the cameras ...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 692
Views: 114619

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Good choice! They have the Colorado there, where children used to turn into American Indians (but times may have changed). William Cody used to be remembered there, too, who toured this part of the world in 1889 (centenary of the Taking of the Bastille). In a weave of truth and legend, his cowboys t...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 692
Views: 114619

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

That's good news indeed, Bev.
So they were able to read and write, after all…
(A bilingual "Poet in New York" is rapidly climbing upwards on my wishlist.)

Its4inthemorning, I couldn't agree more!
My best wishes for "the end of December", and for January, and for quite a bit longer, too! :D
by Jean Fournell
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Say a prayer for the cowboy...and Darker Album
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

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

Once a wise old man, on his deathbed, was asked who his teacher had been. He replied that he had had many teachers, but that two of them were more important to him than the others. (Now I've forgotten who the first of those two teachers was.) "The second one", the old man said, "was a child, carryin...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Say a prayer for the cowboy...and Darker Album
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

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

until the eternal Footman snickers. Yep! :D Don't we all harbour the Grim Reaper at the very core of our body? Isn't it he, the skeleton, who helps us keep upright? Isn't death the nothing we keep coming from? Isn't anybody "who loves changing from nothing to one" merely lost in some helpless wishf...

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