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by merton
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: In the Waiting Room with Leonard Cohen - Tony Hoagland
Replies: 1
Views: 643

In the Waiting Room with Leonard Cohen - Tony Hoagland

Hi, Apologies about this. Only part of this poem is available on The Paris Review homepage. Perhaps the author might post the poem. It leaves me intrigued. Avenues open up in looking at the author's work. As Willy Wonka says "so little to do, so much time. No strike that, so much to do, so little ti...
by merton
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Summer Tour 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Summer Tour 2008

Hi, Leonard's Summer Tour of 2008 began in Fredericton, New Brunswick on May 11th 2008, fast approaching ten years now. I wonder if there is a comprehensive , documented source available perhaps giving Interviews, timeline of original meetings, essentially the story up to the hour before going on st...
by merton
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Patrick Kavanagh 21/10/1904-30/11/1968
Replies: 82
Views: 40577

Re: Patrick Kavanagh 21/10/1904-30/11/1968

Hi Lonndubh, 9 years to the date since you started this topic. Thank you for keeping P. K's genius alive on the Forum. My English teacher forever quoted Patrick K's lines from the preface to the Collected Poems~ "But I lost my messianic compulsion. I sat on the bank of the Grand Canal in the summer ...
by merton
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Other music
Topic: Tom Petty's Refugee
Replies: 0
Views: 882

Tom Petty's Refugee

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... 6G7smsItQg

Powerful version of Tom Petty's song

All the best,
merton

It is worth investigating the Lampedusa Cross if you are unfamiliar with it.
by merton
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard introduces Jennifer Warnes Munich 1987
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: Leonard introduces Jennifer Warnes Munich 1987

Hi, Perhaps this recording is not new to most, or maybe the understandable excitement around Montreal has buried this but I think Leonard's intro from about one minute 30 sec. to 7.00 is classic. The entire recording is worth listening to but most certainly the first seven minutes, but I might be wr...
by merton
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard introduces Jennifer Warnes Munich 1987
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Leonard introduces Jennifer Warnes Munich 1987

Hi,

Getting to know how to use a smart phone. Hopefully this arrives. Stumbled across this a few minutes ago and I don't think it has been posted previously. Enjoy.

All the best,
merton

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=23cJ98Fn4hU
by merton
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Between Your Love and Mine - Requiem in Ireland
Replies: 15
Views: 3895

Re: Between Your Love and Mine - Requiem in Ireland

Hi, Congratulations to John and crew. Great interweaving of Leonard's music and words, primarily from Book of Mercy. It led to an intense and paced evening, where attention to to musical interpretation and the spoken word heightened the beauty of Leonard's work. Hope to go again on Friday. All the b...
by merton
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Teaching Zen’s Ten Oxherding Pictures through Leonard Cohen’s “Ballad of the Absent Mare”
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Teaching Zen’s Ten Oxherding Pictures through Leonard Cohen’s “Ballad of the Absent Mare”

Hi,

Apologies if a link to this article has already been provided:

https://doi.org/10.16995/ane.131

I hope all is well. It's nine years this month since Leonard began that wonderful European tour. What memories.

All the best,
merton
by merton
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Two Articles from First Things
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Two Articles from First Things

Hello,

Apologies if these articles have appeared elsewhere on the forum:

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusi ... -alchemist

https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/first ... st-haunted

All the best,
merton
by merton
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: The Poet and the Shepherd, by Joshua Boettiger
Replies: 0
Views: 559

The Poet and the Shepherd, by Joshua Boettiger

Hello,

An article from the current issue of Parabola:

https://parabola.org/2017/01/31/the-poe ... boettiger/


I hope that all who visit the forum are well.

All the best,
merton
by merton
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Season's Greetings 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 2856

Re: Season's Greetings 2016

Dear Eija & Jarkko, The end of the year and of an era. Many thanks Elja for your beautiful creation and to you Jarkko for the creation of this wonderful site which has housed what otherwise might be countless homeless Leonard fans. Happy Christmas ,Love and best wishes to all. Here's to the beginnin...
by merton
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Leonard Has Passed Away
Replies: 694
Views: 127865

Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Deepest condolences to Leonard's family and relatives on the loss of a human being so special and deepest gratitude for having lived in the era of Leonard Cohen's time on this earth. May you rest in peace Leonard. "There are some men who should have mountains to bear their names through time Grave m...
by merton
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: Title song 'You Want It Darker'
Replies: 58
Views: 17102

Re: Title song 'You Want It Darker'

Hi, I've been gone so long I could hardly remember my password. So much happiness and sadness - Leonard Cohen's birthday and the new album and the death of Marianne. To all those who keep the forum going for people like me to join in on occasion many thanks. I haven't heard anything from the album -...
by merton
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Holidays, Friends
Replies: 33
Views: 7176

Re: Happy Holidays, Friends

Hi, As ever in this Christmas period profound thanks to Eija & Jarkko. A peaceful and relaxing Christmas to the moderators and all of us who connect in serious or casual way through the Forum. Advent - Patrick Kavanagh We have tested and tasted too much, lover- Through a chink too wide there comes i...
by merton
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: LC b'day greetings 2015
Replies: 112
Views: 11883

Re: LC b'day greetings 2015

Happy Birthday Leonard and continued good health.

All the best,
merton

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