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by Jean Fournell
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

I guess there would be a bit of a language barrier Hi Vickie, yes, there is a language barrier indeed! I would never be able to answer your posts after reading them only two or three times... I stopped riding the Thoroughbred (the brown horse) a good three years ago, and ever since it's only the Ca...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

It said "Please do not feed the bears" Over here the equivalent is: "Interdit de ramasser des vipères" (No collecting vipers). I finally listened to "The Strawberry Roan", after I'd found the lyrics on the web. Even without looking up all that vocabulary: strange mentality they've got... I was hold...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Well, there's a lot going on here. Thanks for your links, B4real, especially the last one! I have one other question about you horses… if you always take both of your horses on your ride, do you always ride one and lead the other, or do you switch off? Here I have a problem with "switch off". You ar...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

[...] Leonard was a very good observer of horses and particularly their relationship with man. Alan, on page 9 of this thread, there is a photo of Leonard Cohen riding onto the stage on a horse he got somewhere because the ordinary ways of transport failed. That means, that horse and rider had know...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Yes, Vickie, this is what I'm saying. Except that it is not "his soul", but "this soul". Without saying whether it belongs to self or other. And yes, thereby it becomes so. The "trick of the trade" in such matters is, that it's not "this soul is gentle", but "gentle this soul" without "is" or any ot...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Edit: Only just saw Vickies post published shortly before mine. Thanks, It's4inthemorning! I bought the Camargue (the white horse) when she was nine and a half months old, just separated from her mother. Ever since she's like a child of my own. And as should be (somewhat) visible at the place you me...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

It is fun, B4real. Provided there's a deep complicity between the two species. We must trust each other , Vickie. Let horses (flight animals!) graze beside the road without impediment of any kind (as I do) is a thing never ever to be done... My horses are calm because we do as much running as their ...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Jean Fournell wrote: — two horses, one man, and two halters (no saddle nor bridle nor anything) — That would be something to see! Vickie, this most definitely is a challenge! Never did video stuff before, with so many tiny electrons everywhere, which are simply too fast for my clumsy old fingers. A...
by Jean Fournell
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Vickie,

they most certainly are.

Galloping on the roads every day, with quite a lot of tourism around here (in addition to the local vehicles) two horses, one man, and two halters (no saddle nor bridle nor anything) if they weren't, that would pretty soon lead to dire consequences... :)
by Jean Fournell
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

vlcoats wrote: As silly as they look, donkeys are the most sincere creatures. People often think of them as stubborn, dowdy, and dull as compared to a horse
My horses love donkeys.
by Jean Fournell
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5708

The Fool: 11.0 – A poem

Seated meditation

Steady moonlight,
calm and clear,
pervading the floods of the mind.
The waves, even as they are breaking,
turn into light.

Based on Zazen, by Eihei Dôgen (1200 - 1253)
by Jean Fournell
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Avalanche
Replies: 18
Views: 21064

Re: Avalanche

What to say about Avalanche ? Trying to find a woman behind the song, I failed at reading Esmeralda into it (with Quasimodo in the role of the hunchback of Notre Dame de Paris), and then gave up. Searching for phallic symbols of poor masculine performance in the hunchback, the cripple, and the ugly ...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Rilke's last poem
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Rilke's last poem

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926) died of leukaemia, in the sanatorium Valmont sur Territet in Switzerland. He had asked his doctor not to be informed of the diagnosis. This last poem (untitled) was written an estimated ten days before his death. Komm du, du letzter, den ich anerkenne, heilloser Schm...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 32
Views: 5708

The Fool: 11 – A difficult step

Das Karussel Jardin du Luxembourg Rainer Maria Rilke (Paris, Juni 1906) Mit einem Dach und seinem Schatten dreht sich eine kleine Weile der Bestand von bunten Pferden, alle aus dem Land, das lange zögert, eh es untergeht. Zwar manche sind an Wagen angespannt, doch alle haben Mut in ihren Mienen; ei...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 334
Views: 13396

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums

Supposedly all living things have a purpose, but what exactly is the purpose of thistle? From the point of view of this question, I'd distinguish two categories of thistles: those whose purpose it is to be food for others (with the sub-category of artichokes as food for humans), and those whose pur...

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