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by Jean Fournell
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 624
Views: 74928

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

The book "Poeta en Nueva York" by Federico García Lorca has arrived, but it's in Spanish only. Bookdepository very politely apologised for the "error in the catalogue" and issued a complete refund, telling me to "Please, keep the wrong title". This is more than decent! A really pleasant surprise! No...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 624
Views: 74928

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

I didn’t know I had such influence, ha! Ha, Bev, the power, or is it: "the beauty of the word"… Sometimes words can modify the material world. That's the basic assumption of the Sufi dhikr ("mention" of the name of Allah). There was an interesting discussion here, too: https://leonardcohenforum.com...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 624
Views: 74928

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

Not sure if the term for that is ironic or something else, but it's certainly annoying! Well, it's the joys of civilisation. Up where the internet satellites dwell, there are no cars nor lightnings to crash into telephone poles and cables. And yes, civilisation can be very annoying. But writing you...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 624
Views: 74928

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

♫ Who says "maybe one day" on an internet site, but then orders the book the very same night… ♫ It's not the same bilingual edition, B4, but Bookdepository.com had Federico García Lorca's "Poet in New York" for 8,65 € (with free delivery), and that settled it. Should arrive just before the holidays...
by Jean Fournell
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 624
Views: 74928

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

Well, as Vickie already pointed out, I rarely leave my horses. With "rarely" meaning: I leave them for something like a few hours per week, when it can't be helped. But then I'm sure I'll get firsthand reports from Vickie and Dave on their way north. But I had to spell LC’s name many times before th...
by Jean Fournell
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: leonard's goodbye
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: leonard's goodbye

Thank you, Geoffrey!
by Jean Fournell
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: The Holy Longing, Goethe
Replies: 24
Views: 15941

Re: The Holy Longing, Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote this poem on 31st July 1814. It was first published in 1817 as "Vollendung" (Fulfillment), then renamed "Selbstopfer" (Self-sacrifice), and eventually published in "West-östlicher Divan" (1819) as "Selige Sehnsucht" (Blissful longing). Selige Sehnsucht Sagt es nieman...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: News
Topic: working with leonard cohen
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: working with leonard cohen

Once I had tried to listen to "Famous Blue Raincoat" by Jennifer Warnes, and switched it off after maybe a minute. Now I had a look at her "mended" lyrics. Yes, I suppose Leonard Cohen would forgive her. That's about all anybody can reasonably try to do here anyway. And merriam-webster.com says that...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels
Replies: 59
Views: 14573

Re: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's poetry and novels

It most certainly does, Vickie!

And I'm all with Mat's comment.
by Jean Fournell
Wed May 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Is the "There is a crack in everything" verse (The Anthem) related to the Tikkun olam?
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: Is the "There is a crack in everything" verse (The Anthem) related to the Tikkun olam?

Hi, I'm your fan. Maybe this can help: http://jewishjournal.com/culture/religion/212745/ In particular this passage: If you are familiar with Lurianic Kabbalah, and its main heretical interpretation, Sabbateanism, you will understand this album, these two songs [“You Want It Darker” and “Steer Your ...
by Jean Fournell
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 624
Views: 74928

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

Hi everybody. Just as "String Reprise / Treaty" to me is and is not one with "Treaty", I have and have not a preference for that gorgeously beautiful masterpiece closing the "Darker" album — "like a rose on its ladder of thorn" picked by one who knows why he's picking it. As for the underlying smile...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 40
Views: 10866

The Fool: 15 – A few trifles

Und sie schweigen, weil die Scheidewände weggenommen sind aus ihrem Sinn, und die Stunden, da man sie verstände, heben an und gehen hin. Rainer Maria Rilke, Die Irren (The Mad) (And they're silent, for the separating panels are removed out of their mind, and the hours one might understand them come ...
by Jean Fournell
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 624
Views: 74928

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

When I was a boy, I was struck one day by the realisation what a gorgeous thing it is that the adults haven't replaced all the trees in towns and villages, maybe even forests, with iron or concrete poles yet. And that I must never tell anybody, lest I wake sleeping dogs. That's why I still don't tel...
by Jean Fournell
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Fool (selected fragments)
Replies: 40
Views: 10866

The Fool: 14 – A ruckus in the dayroom

Safety first Someone was sitting by the rear wall of the dayroom, incessantly clapping his hands. The fool walked up to him: "Why are you doing this?" "It keeps the crocodiles away." There was not a single crocodile anywhere near or far of course, but the clapper would probably object that this was...
by Jean Fournell
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Along the way... Discovering Leonard's albums
Replies: 624
Views: 74928

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

Its4inthemorning, I like your take on "Stories of the Street"! Here a few additions, as they come to mind: "I know you've heard it's over now and war must surely come" Bob Dylan has "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" on his 1965 album "Bringing It All Back Home". The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis had brough...

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