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Post by Irene Teresa » Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:34 am

Hello again
I just spoke to my dear and very beautiful ( computer-less) mother on the phone. She is also a fan and thinks LC is a truly wonderful person and she asked me to post a 'happy birthday' from her. So heres it is:

Happy Birthday and thanks for all you are, love from Kaya Myers xxxxxx
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Post by citizen » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:03 pm

Congratulations from Barcelona!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Happy birthday, Mr Cohen.

Post by Lynette » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:09 pm

Many happy returns, Mr Cohen.

From Cape Town, South Africa.
I do what I have to do
To get by.
~~L. Cohen
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Follow me the wise man said but he walked behind

Post by Peter » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:15 pm

Namaste, Father Cohen,

herzlichen Glückwunsch, Mazel Tov, Toda Raba and Lhagyelo from Germany,


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Post by tomsakic » Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:58 pm

Happy birthday, Leonard!
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Post by Dem » Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:53 pm

Dear Mr. Cohen,

I wish that the 70th turn around the sun finds you with one more wrinkle in the forehead but with one less in the heart.

Happy birthday!

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Happy Birthday to you!

Post by Louis2012 » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:38 pm

Happy 70th Lenny!
Your new album is your best work since I'm your man,it truly deserves to be a hit! Your genius never sleeps, shine on Lenny. Thanks for all the wonderful music.
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Post by Jerry Tenenbaum » Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:43 pm

Dear Leonard

For your 70th birthday, Lucretia and I wish you a most healthy, happy and satisfying day. The joy of life and the tribulations which lead to that joy are evident to all who listen and read. We await your new efforts (music or words) with eager anticipation.

Leonard. We hope you come to the west coast of Canada soon. When (not if) you are in Victoria, British Columbia, we invite you to stay with us. The house is on the straits facing Mt Baker (waking up to the ocean is supreme) and on a clear day one can see the snow cap in all its splendour.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Cohen. Keep on.

With love

Jerry Tenenbaum (Toronto and Victoria)
Lucretia van den Berg (Victoria)
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Post by Anne R » Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:59 pm

Happy birthday!

Thanks for sharing your songs and poems with us. Your golden voice has been the soundtrack to my life the last 35 years.

I wish you all the best.

Anne R.
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Post by WmRit » Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:36 pm

Leonard Cohen
How's it goin'

You bring out the poet in all of us.

All the best on your birthday!
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Post by glyn » Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:38 pm

What can one say when its probably all been said before, except a genuine and heartfelt birthday greeting from myself and thankyou for what you didn't know that you did for me.
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Post by Natalie » Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:59 pm

Dear Leonard,

I wish you a wonderful, enjoyable, poetic birthday. You inspired my first book, and made me want to learn how to play the guitar and set my words to music.

I can't tell you how much your life has meant to mine.

Happy 70th!

Always adoring,

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Happy Birthday Leonard

Post by evelyn » Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:13 pm

Dear Leonard,

Happy Birthday to you!

May the year ahead bring you much peace and happiness.

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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:16 pm

21 September 2004
Tuesday ~ Very Early Afternoon

Oh, my dear Leonard ~

I'm feeling distracted because today is your day. I keep returning here to read the accumulating messages. I want to shout from the mountain, "Today, Leonard is 70!" I can't help but wonder what you are thinking and feeling, and how you are spending your day. I suspect the dogs didn't note any difference :wink: .

When I wrote my serious, earlier message, hurricanes blew winds that brought the sanctity and fragility of life to the fore. Violence that plagues the world continues to do the same. My words still fall short, and they don't feel much lighter. I know you understand. However, in this vast array of delightful greetings to you 8) , I find relief :) and pleasure :D .

These many years, you have walked lightly upon the earth, and your impact with those you've encountered, and who have encountered you, has been immense and profound. Some of those appear here, in all degrees of knowing ~ from personally and well, to never met ~ yet we share in being deeply influenced by your work and your being. No one, personally unknown to me, has been so prominent in my life.

May today bring you both moments of solitude and joy, and may sorrow pass you by. As you stand, elegant and humble, at the heart of this world-wide outpouring of love, may you recognize and internalize its truth; and know that for all those who have written, there are thousands more who haven't, for whom we also speak.

You are precious in this world, Leonard Cohen. You've been there for us. May you consider this, in some way of significance, our being there for you.

I celebrate you.

All my love,
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Post by ZOberzan » Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:57 pm

Dear Mr. Cohen,

It was actually all quite good
there's a reason why we should
remember you

Today, in all the Great Concert Halls, we erase the lesser names of Wagner and Mozart, and in their place, in shining gold paint, we inscribe the name...

So put your birthday hat on you venerable concussion, and dance, dance, dance.

Zachary Oberzan
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