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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Aug 04, 2002 6:02 am

"I loved you all my life / and that's how I want to end it."
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Post by Guest » Sun Aug 04, 2002 5:47 pm

"Next Tuesday, when the sun goes down, I will play the Moonlight Sonata backwards. This will reverse the effects of the world's mad plunge into suffering, for the last 200 million years."

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Post by Paula » Fri Aug 09, 2002 2:29 am

And then she clearly understood if he was fire then she must be wood
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Post by Kush » Wed Sep 11, 2002 2:46 am

There is no decent place to stand in this massacre
But if a woman should take your hand then go and stand with her
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Post by Andrew McGeever » Sun Sep 15, 2002 9:53 pm

It's not my favourite line, but lines, and it's not from a song. Am I cheating here? Tell me if I am, though Leonard's "I wonder how many people in this city" (from "The Spice-Box of Earth") has remained an enduring pleasure to read and inspiration to write.
So here it goes....
I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THIS CITY

I wonder how many people in this city
live in furnished rooms.
Late at night when I look out at the buildings
I swear I see a face in every window
looking back at me,
and when I turn away
I wonder how many go back to their desks
and write this down.


Andrew.
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Post by lizzytysh » Sun Sep 15, 2002 11:29 pm

I love that inevitable twist that he does. Sounds like it was written in N.Y.C. If it's a favourite and it's Cohen, it seems fair game to me for inclusion here. It's still words on paper, and I could imagine it in a song, even with him never putting it there. I enjoyed reading it.
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Post by Andrew McGeever » Mon Sep 16, 2002 1:28 am

Dear Elizabeth,
It is a favourite, and it is Leonard Cohen, and it is "words on paper"(sic), and it is his poem, no "ifs" about it.
Andrew.
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Post by lizzytysh » Mon Sep 16, 2002 7:01 am

Did you take me literally on the "if," Andrew? That was a projected, "If/then" structure....."If" blah, blah, blah....[and since that criteria was, in fact, met....which I knew], "then".....[appropriate placement already in place]. :wink:

P.S. I have the book. I recognized the poem. It was nice to read it here.
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Post by September_Cohen » Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:23 pm

"there is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in"
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Post by raffzahn » Mon Sep 30, 2002 3:59 pm

Where is my gypsy wife tonight?
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Post by neveranygood » Tue Oct 01, 2002 6:02 am

I got this rig that runs on memories.
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Post by jurica » Wed Jan 15, 2003 7:58 pm

Well, I found a silver needle,
I put it into my arm.
It did some good,
did some harm.
But the nights were cold
and it almost kept me warm,
how come the night is long?
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Post by wilcotree » Thu Jan 16, 2003 9:41 am

It changes by my mood, today it's...

"She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters"
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Post by Kush » Fri Jan 31, 2003 11:34 pm

Let's meet tomorrow if you choose,
upon the shore, beneath the bridge,
that they are building on some endless river.
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Post by Bobbie » Sun Feb 02, 2003 6:07 am

ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Paul Ostermeyer
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