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by Jean Fournell
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: Happens to the Heart - song and video released
Replies: 51
Views: 6594

Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

"go tell the young Messiah." Here I'm sorry, but I must disagree. There is an important typo in that quote. This is what the poem says in S1L5-8: Sure it failed my little fire But it's bright the dying spark Go tell the young messiah What happens to the heart And this is what it says in the end, st...
by Jean Fournell
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: Happens to the Heart - song and video released
Replies: 51
Views: 6594

Re: Happens to the Heart - song and video released

would you prefer that I just ask some questions that I think can demonstrate that you are quite capable of understanding it’s meaning using your own thinking It should be fascinating to witness your maieutics, O Socrates. As for understanding, it being meaning (la compréhension c'est (de) la signif...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: "Joan of Arc": 1971, 1993, and 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 464

Re: "Joan of Arc": 1971, 1993, and 2012

On 2nd December 2012, Soundcheck, Québec City, Canada, he has:

No man to keep her armour bright,
no moon to get her through this dark, this very smoky night


Released on "Can't Forget", 2015.

In case you're interested in my little comment:
https://leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic ... 11&t=36018
by Jean Fournell
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 707
Views: 122288

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

Hey, that's a lot of input! Good thoughts, the two of you! For my part, I'm wandering off into details quite a bit, so my contribution (at least for now) is somewhat meagre. Here's what I can come up with so far: ● I'm struck by the 3 + 1 quality of the album — feels to me as though the previous thr...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The Heart Sutra
Replies: 0
Views: 906

The Heart Sutra

The Heart (of Wisdom) Sutra In zen practice, the Heart Sutra is considered the most important text. It is chanted after each meditation. The term "heart", in this context, should be understood as in Leonard Cohen's "The Stranger Song": Please understand, I never had a secret chart to get me to the ...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: not quite the end?
Replies: 26
Views: 1728

Re: not quite the end?

"The Little Prince" — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Chapter 23 "Good morning," said the little prince. "Good morning," said the merchant. This was a merchant who sold pills that had been invented to quench thirst. You need only swallow one pill a week, and you would feel no need of anything to drink. "W...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 707
Views: 122288

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

Vickie, I'm glad you liked that performance.
A woman (and such a woman!) singing, embodying a homosexual man's orgasm to a tune by a heterosexual man yes, it's very, very beautiful!

Did you ever try to read my signature as one single sentence?
by Jean Fournell
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 707
Views: 122288

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

Well, my favourite line from "Happens to the Heart" is in my signature… Ever since the poem was published, I perceive it as Leonard Cohen's last word and testament here on the forum. The song strikes me as older, but not less important. The "guessing — blessing" seem complementary, a bit like "Since...
by Jean Fournell
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 217
Views: 29553

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

Thanks from me, too, Maarten!

Greatly helped me to find the background vocals of Sílvia Pérez Cruz.
by Jean Fournell
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The unfaithful wife — Federico García Lorca
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: The unfaithful wife — Federico García Lorca

Here a reading of "La casada infiel" with S3L18 "… mis caminos" (my pathways):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94-YZobk-ag

And here a reading of the entire "Romancero gitano":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhuFqZ6eePY
"La casada infiel" is the sixth romance with S4L3 "La regalé…".
by Jean Fournell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 707
Views: 122288

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

So here we get going again... The album "Thanks for the Dance" is a worthy epilogue to "our man's" oeuvre, at least as far as "true-opinion" can see ("true-opinion" in the sense of the Greek philosopher Plato). It is good to witness such faithful stewardship as is obvious here. The work on these son...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Thanks for the Dance
Topic: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album
Replies: 217
Views: 29553

Re: "Thanks for the dance" - the new album

For those who read German:
https://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/leon ... -1.4693396

The review is followed by a link to a 2007 interview with Anjani Thomas and Leonard Cohen:
https://sz-magazin.sueddeutsche.de/sz-d ... jani-83013
by Jean Fournell
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The unfaithful wife — Federico García Lorca
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: The unfaithful wife — Federico García Lorca

Thanks, Hartmut.

(But then I would never quote somebody else's stuff without giving due credit or apologising in case I don't know the author.
The second and third part of my signature are the only exceptions, hoping that everybody here immediately recognises them.)
by Jean Fournell
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The unfaithful wife — Federico García Lorca
Replies: 5
Views: 741

Re: The unfaithful wife — Federico García Lorca

You're welcome, Wendy.
I hope I didn't produce too much of a cock-up trying to translate this superb romance.
It's just an attempt at learning English; and my Spanish is not actually worth mentioning.
But the effort generally leads to some better understanding hopefully not only for me…
by Jean Fournell
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The unfaithful wife — Federico García Lorca
Replies: 5
Views: 741

The unfaithful wife — Federico García Lorca

La casada infiel Y que yo me la llevé al río creyendo que era mozuela, pero tenía marido. Fue la noche de Santiago y casi por compromiso. Se apagaron los faroles y se encendieron los grillos. En las últimas esquinas toqué sus pechos dormidos, y se me abrieron de pronto como ramos de jacintos. El al...

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