Go Little Book!!!

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Go Little Book!!!

Post by jarkko » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:25 pm

We are again very privileged!

The members of The Leonard Cohen Files have another chance to
read poetry from the forthcoming BOOK OF LONGING.
Leonard's poem "Go Little Book" is on the main site.
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/gobook.html

Let's express once again our gratitude to Leonard for his '
continuous attention to our Internet activities!
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Post by Anne » Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:04 pm

Thank you.
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Post by lizzytysh » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:51 pm

I see more humour and depth await us. Delightful, purposeful poem. A clever beseeching :wink: .

Thank you, to Leonard, for his continuing sharing here 8) . I add in my thanks to you, Jarkko, as well [of course :D , yet still wish to tell you so :) ].


Love,
Lizzy
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Post by Maarten » Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:27 pm

Thank(k) you

(Thank you to Leonard and Thankk you to Jarkko)

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Post by LaurieAK » Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:44 pm

Thank you Jarkko for the platform you created that honors LC. If not for your steadfast dedication, Leonard never would have had the opportunity to connect on a personal level with his fans that have gathered at your site.

And of course Thanks to Leonard for sharing his words and pictures with his internet fans. A gesture of generosity that means so much more than a simple 'read.'

bye,
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Post by jurica » Sat Dec 03, 2005 11:59 pm

sounds like an introduction to the book.

the book is irrelevant now, and was ment to be discovered later, when there are no more flood, earthquakes and wars...

does this mean that Book Of Longing will not address contemporary world matters after all? the last few poems seemed to go a tiny little bit in that direction.
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Post by linda_lakeside » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:13 am

Jarkko,

I have to agree that you've done a terrific job in letting Leonard's 'fan's'
get a little closer to Leonard's life. It makes the site experience more 'personal'. If not for this site, Leonard's site may have wound up being nothing more than another 'official record company' site.

Jurica, we have the option to read or not to read the poems and tid-bits that are coming out now. Many might want to wait for the book, illustrations and all, others may enjoy 'previews'. At least we have the choice. I don't think the book is now 'irrelevant' at all. I think most of us are waiting, with much anticipation, for its release. There may be much more in the official release than we know. Anyway we choose to look at it, it's still Leonard's first book of poetry in many years. I think we have to trust that he is releasing the book in the manner he wishes to. It will be on my bookshelf, no matter how much might be released before hand. I can't help but think that there will still be 'surprises'.

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Post by Tchocolatl » Sun Dec 04, 2005 3:15 am

Thank you to Jarkko and Leonard Cohen. I enjoy! :D
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Post by jurica » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:04 pm

linda_lakeside wrote:I don't think the book is now 'irrelevant' at all.
ooops... a misunderstanding occured. the lines about 'irrelevance' of the book are from the poem itself. i figured it was Leonard's modest way of saying: it will not address matters that are discussed a great deal right now.

i'm a LC fan. big one. how could i even THINK the book is irrelevant, let alone publicly proclaim it.
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Post by tomsakic » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:01 pm

I think it will be very WITH our times. I liked the last few poems, and I think Leomnard is - as usual - catching the spirit of his time virtually beeing out of it, in his isolation.
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Post by linda_lakeside » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:21 pm

jurica wrote:i'm a LC fan. big one. how could i even THINK the book is irrelevant, let alone publicly proclaim it.
Oh, I know you are, Jurica! I guess the 'misunderstanding' came about, as I chose not to read the link. I'm waiting for the book, where I can see most of its contents for the first time. Sooooo, I went to the main site, and read the page. Now, I see where the 'irrelevant' quote came from.

No matter. There will be a lot more to see, I'm sure. I'm so sure, I'm positive! :wink:
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Post by Diane » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:19 pm

And I say, "come little book". Thank you , Leonard.

Diane
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Post by tom.d.stiller » Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:36 pm

cough, little book, and come,
and make me hear more of your
crystalline perfection
and loving challenge...

thanks to Leonard for the preview,
and to Jarkko for his never ceasing energy
and to both for everything

cheers
tom
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Post by Andrew McGeever » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:01 am

Do we all presume that "Go Little Book" refers to the longest gestation of a poetry collection in Leonard Cohen's writing life?
On first reading I thought "no", but on reflection, and having read the previous messages, I'm not so sure.
I am reminded of some (unpublished) lines I wrote about L.C. several years ago..

"just when you feel it's safe
to go out of the door,
along comes another poem."

Andrew.
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:14 pm

"Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing." - Sylvia Plath
I didn't say it, now, Leonard ~ Sylvia did :wink: !

I suspect you can relate to this quote, as well, eh, Andrew :D ?

~ Lizzy
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