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by mat james
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

"...resting in the one projecting all the stuff"

That makes sense to me Vicki.

Mat.
by mat james
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Hi Joe, thanks for saying hello, I posted this piece below on another thread I started titled "Traveling Light, with Leonard". My intention there is to explore all things Leonard, including this Darker album. However, it fits nicely here too. The fragmented self …diablo Mirabai Starr, in her Introdu...
by mat james
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Traveling Light, with Leonard
Replies: 0
Views: 897

Traveling Light, with Leonard

"...all busy in the sunlight..." Transcendence: …why my interest in the mystic in Leonard ? "…I think more than anything, it's having the privileged vantage point that we all have in this audience, of having listened to his work throughout the years, and the tireless success with which he injects tr...
by mat james
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Well spotted Diane. Yes, this poem is the source of that song title, as I hinted before. I think Doron will be pleased to have solved this little mystery at last as he has pondered deeply about its origins in his informative article/talk on "If it be your will". Again, I suggest to all those who are...
by mat james
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I'm Your Fan, thanks for the informative and relevant posts. You didn't comment directly to the idea that Cruz influenced Cohen, but I will take your input as a "maybe". :) ...and, I would love to be able to read Cruz, and other Spanish Poets in their native tongue, but I can't. So that makes your i...
by mat james
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Getting back on topic, back to the discussion of the Darker Album, I would like to post this poem of Cruz. It is obvious that phrases and words in the poem are relevant to the songs of Leonard Cohen. The title, "Living Flame of Love" is directly referenced in the title of The Darker Album, in the wo...
by mat james
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Adam, get a copy of that book I mentioned in my last post. The answer to your question will be crystal clear.

Mat.
by mat james
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

To all lovers of Leonard and "You want it darker"; I have been reading these guys (Cohen and Cruz) for over 30 years but this new-ish English translation is simply beautiful and will, I am sure, take you to his "window" on all things flaming Dark and Light. This book will cost you about US$14. The A...
by mat james
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

I'll go along with that V.
For me, you hit the nail on the head, as they say.
by mat james
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"
Replies: 16
Views: 1918

Re: Lyric video for Leonard's song "Traveling Light"

love it
makes me feel happy and melancholy, simultaneously
traveling light
by mat james
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

‘…But heard, half-heard, in the stillness Between two waves of the sea.’ T.S.Eliot, via Diane. Between two waves? And in the case of Leonard’s mood in this song, Treaty, the truth is not heard at all between two waves of ...doubt and fear. of Treaty and such... On light and ego and the tiny middle ...
by mat james
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Thanks Joe for the emphatic welcome. “…and it sure must be the highest bliss of human kind when to thy haunts, two kindred spirits flee!” (Keats) That “Solitude” that Keats writes about above is what I do when I hit the lonesome key-board (say a prayer for the cowboy) and venture into cyberspace and...
by mat james
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: And Leonard Cohen Held The Door
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: And Leonard Cohen Held The Door

I found another landscape
And I sailed a deeper sea
For me
Your lines are very meaningful poetry, Stuart.

Many a Cohenaut has sailed with you.

MatbbgJ
by mat james
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Thanks Doron. Page 11 is fantastic! I surfed through this thread too quickly when I stumbled on it. I just discovered it a few days ago and perhaps arrived a bit late for the party. This was the gem of it all for me. But in you is the presence that will be, when all the stars are dead. it takes me t...
by mat james
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 348
Views: 43875

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Kudos to all that has been said so far...and below is my take on things. It is only one opinion among many, of course; I always look for the divine essence in Leonard's work and that is my happy folly. 8) :) It’s about “light”. Leonard has said that he uses a special “vocabulary” which he derives fr...

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