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by zaidagal1
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: poems that the Window and Alexandria Leaving are based on?
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: poems that the Window and Alexandria Leaving are based o

Thanks everyone for your great info! I found this on the Marc Gaffe site.....where he documented various things Cohen has said about his songs. It looks like some of the lines do come from a persian poem..... The Window Hannover 11/11/79 It's a song that is based on an old Persian poem that says "Oh...
by zaidagal1
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: poems that the Window and Alexandria Leaving are based on?
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

poems that the Window and Alexandria Leaving are based on?

Hi everyone! Anyon know where thse poems are...has anyone posted them on this forum anywhere? Thanks!
by zaidagal1
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: religious dimension to "gypsy wife..."
Replies: 12
Views: 6731

Re: religious dimension to "gypseys wife..."

you know what, you are right, you did put a smiley face to lighten your comments!!!!!!! Maybe its me getting too serious...:)
by zaidagal1
Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: religious dimension to "gypsy wife..."
Replies: 12
Views: 6731

Re: religious dimension to "gypseys wife..."

again, I must respectully disagree....coming up with an interpretation is in NO WAY telling the writer (of a poem or song) that thier own meaning is not true/valid/the best meaning, etc...on the contrary, seeing multiple layers and meanings is a total compliment to the writer...and the few poets I k...
by zaidagal1
Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: religious dimension to "gypsy wife..."
Replies: 12
Views: 6731

Re: religious dimension to "gypseys wife..."

I must respectfully disagree with the last poster! I have heard Leonard Cohen say that he is always pleased when his songs can be read on many levels, and when people find meaning in them that HE didnt even know they had....that thats the beauty of poetry and lyrics.....so, even if Gypseys Wife is a...
by zaidagal1
Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: religious dimension to "gypsy wife..."
Replies: 12
Views: 6731

Re: religious dimension to "gypseys wife..."

Hi, thanks for your reply!!!!! I guess I was thinking the "gypsey wife" is a meant to represent a wandering, free spirit, and that the woman in this song is the wanderer! if "he" is also the "gypsey", maybe the title implies he is a wanderer, too....
by zaidagal1
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: great random LC moment....
Replies: 1
Views: 1311

great random LC moment....

I was in a staff meeting, discussing boring dates for boring meetings, and someone kept talking about "lets make the date at the end of december...." suddenly, the colleague sitting next to me whispers..."its 4 in the morning, the end of december...." as far as I know he doesnt even know Im a cohen ...
by zaidagal1
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: religious dimension to "gypsy wife..."
Replies: 12
Views: 6731

religious dimension to "gypsy wife..."

Ive been thinking about a religious angle to this song....you know how in christianity, the church is often called "Gods Bride"...."we" basically are Gods bride....this song could be about God searching for us....and lamenting how far we have strayed from him.... on another note.....why is the song ...

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