Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Post by John K. » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:57 pm

Dear Mr. Cohen,

Thank you for the many hours of pleasure that your music has brought. You continue to inspire me to challenge my creative boundaries and self-imposed limitations; you have my respect and admiration.

Happy Birthday.

John Kloberdanz
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Post by Andrew (Darby) » Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:06 am

Dear Leonard

Happy Birthday - may it be a truly enjoyable time for you and thank you for everything you represent in our lives! :D

As we have been doing for some while now, we will also be celebrating your birthday and paying homage to your work on Saturday week, at our little annual event, here 'down under'.

Cheers :)
Andrew Darbyshire
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I only sing the tunes
The sadness of the seasons
The madness of the moons'
~ Mervyn Peake ~
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Post by Boss » Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:26 am

Mr Cohen,

Words are sometimes adequate, sometimes an intrusion. With this in mind I thank you for your love, brother. For being there so long. Birthday greetings.

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Post by nenad » Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:04 am

Dear Leonard,

Happy Birthday!

I always think of you, and with you.

Here is what another poet once wrote. Somehow, I believe that these lines tell exactly what you mean to so many people:

"O, rejoice
Beyond a common joy, and set it down
With gold on lasting pillars: In one voyage
Did Claribel her husband find at Tunis,
And Ferdinand, her brother, found a wife
Where he himself was lost, Prospero his dukedom
In a poor isle, and all of us ourselves
When no man was his own."

(TEMPEST, Scene I)

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Cohen

Post by Teiresias » Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:40 am

Dear Mr. Cohen

Thank You For Your poetry, Thank You For Your Music.
And Thank You For The Dove Of Love Each Time I Read Or Play It.

With Gratitude
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Post by Rob » Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:46 am

Dear Leonard,

Wishing you a happy birthday, and thank you for being there, in good times and not-so-good times.

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Post by jurica » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:19 pm

happy birthday!
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Post by annaedith » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:15 pm

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with all the best wishes for many happy years to come!
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anna edith, munich
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Post by Fljotsdale » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:04 pm

Hello, Leonard. :)

Have a great birthday, don't worry about a thing. Experience only makes us grow, and is something to be glad of - even if only later! :wink:

Laugh, love, be happy.

Since I have come to know your music and writing - over a year, now - you have given me great pleasure; my thanks and appreciation.

From one of your newer - but 'almost young' at 68 - fans:

Teresa Kasafir, United Kingdom
Only just found this video of LC:
http://ca.youtube.com/user/leonardcohen?ob=4" target="_blank

This one does make me cry.
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Post by Tri-me » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:16 pm

KI KI SO SO ASHE LHA GYEL LO (to raise your windhorse)

Cheerful Birthday Leonard Cohen.
You are a global treasure may the coming year serve you well. All my best to you, your family and all your friends.
Your work opens my heart, for that I am eternally grateful, it is so easy to surround it with a cocoon, much healthier to take a look at it and embrace it.
May you always be surrounded and feel all the love and happiness coming your way from all your fans.
Diane Terry
Congratulations in advance for the new book and to you and Anjani for the new album.
Cheers & DLight
Tri-me (tree-mite) Sheldrön
"Doorhinge rhymes with orange" Leonard Cohen
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Post by UbiquiDP » Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:50 pm

Dear Leonard,

I hope you have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more to come!!

All best wishes,

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Post by Andrew McGeever » Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:43 pm

Dear Leonard,
You've gained another year!
Your poetry and songs have a significant influence on the current crop of singer/songwriters in Scotland. This is underpinned by an enormous affection for you, the man, Leonard Cohen.
I can't speak for Scotland; only my family, friends, workmates and fellow writers, but you'd better sit up straight and listen to what that lot have to say:
1. Happy 71st Birthday, Leonard!!!
2. If you perform again in Scotland, the venue(s) will be filled, guaranteed!

Andrew McGeever.
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What can I say? It's your natal day...

Post by lightning » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:26 am

And Happy Birthday to the One who was never born. May you delight in the One and enjoy the seventy as well.
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Post by kleinschmidt » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:50 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard and thanks for everything.
Best wishes Jonas Kleinschmidt
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Post by echoes » Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:43 pm

Happy birthday Mr. Cohen!

May your happiness rise up pure and free!

Manuel Jahnel
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