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by mat james
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 323
Views: 33784

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

:razz:
I thought I was that "Fallen Star", Big A.
😎
by mat james
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 323
Views: 33784

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: 15
Views: 1021

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: 323
Views: 33784

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: 323
Views: 33784

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: 640

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: 323
Views: 33784

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: 323
Views: 33784

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...
by mat james
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 323
Views: 33784

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

Wow! Where have I been? Joe and Doron and Diane,Judy and so many other players at the "table". Great thread. I have surfed through it and enjoyed the fun; so thanks. I was gifted the "album" for Christmas. Love it. (Hugs and xxxes to Leonard.) I have been roaming around it and sauntering through it,...
by mat james
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: So long Marianne
Replies: 26
Views: 10428

Re: So long Marianne

I just stumbled on this on youtube. It's beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2WygnHH2z4
by mat james
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 681
Views: 67995

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

I can't express how much pleasure he has given me...

...dance me...til we're gathered safely in...
dance me to the end of love...

and I'll keep dancing too

MatbellybuttongazerJ
by mat james
Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Dean's Art/time capsule
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Dean's Art/time capsule

Hi Boss,

"If it be your will,
If it be your will".

http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/album8.html#65

MatbbgJ
by mat james
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 93
Views: 23887

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

Hi Cate :) thanks for the positives. I would have answered earlier but I was away and had forum access issues. With regard to this song of Leonard's and his songs in general, they are forever rolling around in my mind and on occasions I just can't help myself...I just have to say something (on the f...
by mat james
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 93
Views: 23887

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

Hi Boss, You got me thinking Boss, and you were right. So I thought a little more deeply and sauntered a little more. Thanks for the kick in the butt. I understand that your interpretation usually differs from mine...and that is healthy. I wish you well. I can't say for you, but perhaps I'm... "Just...
by mat james
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: News
Topic: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART
Replies: 93
Views: 23887

Re: FROM LEONARD: HAPPENS TO THE HEART

Below is the poem/song. The red comments are my brief interpretation/impression of the verse alongside. As always, keep to your own understanding of the poem...but here is mine; flawed no doubt, but mine all the same. HAPPENS TO THE HEART I was always working steady But I never called it art I was f...

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