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by lazariuk
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #1-5
Replies: 157
Views: 74415

So come, my Lizzy, be not afraid. We are so lightly here. It is in love that we are made; In love we disappear. Though all the maps of blood and flesh Are posted on the door, There is no one who has shown us yet what your sweet song is for. I think that needs further editing So come, all women, be ...
by lazariuk
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #1-5
Replies: 157
Views: 74415

Parenthetical explanation from this woman regarding absence. ~ Lizzy Well Lizzy I'm going to try to get you to change your mind and if I have to beg I might as well do it while you are still here because we all know that it doesn't help once you are gone. Here is what is going to happen if you don'...
by lazariuk
Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #1-5
Replies: 157
Views: 74415

Apart from the interviews that Simon had quoted above, there is also a longer one with LC about his Jewish life, and also Zen and other experiences. Not much new there in principle, but more details: I'm so surprised that you would say that there was not much there because I always felt that this w...
by lazariuk
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:37 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Replies: 63
Views: 27059

Re: One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong

Hillel and Jesus were more or less contemporaries. Jesus seems to have adopted the verse literally, and required everyone to love their neighbors. Hillel was more realistic; . I don't feel it within my capability to make such comparisons other than to observe that they each found a way to demonstra...
by lazariuk
Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #1-5
Replies: 157
Views: 74415

Women are like the bubbles in the beer, without them life tastes flat. Here is a sample of the kind of beauty a woman can bring to a discussion about Mercy. Julie first wrote about the song "Sister's of Mercy" by saying Zimmy's first 'Thought of the Night' got me thinking, for most of the night ;-)...
by lazariuk
Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #1-5
Replies: 157
Views: 74415

As for the Percival story, it does seem a wee bit apocryphal, although I did find a place where those words could fit in, had they used such language at the time. Here it is, from Le Morte Darthur , in the Oxford World’s Classic edition, p. 338: And then he awoke and saw before him a woman which sa...
by lazariuk
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Worst ever song
Replies: 50
Views: 14878

Geoffrey wrote: Just because you lock your front door don't think you're safe, Lizzy. They'll come in whenever they want and steal it all - don't you worry about that.
And if you get one of those locks which are too slim for pick guns there is still the bump key method, don't you worry about that.

Jack
by lazariuk
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Worst ever song
Replies: 50
Views: 14878

lizzytysh wrote:Geoffrey ~

Is your new avatar a staple gun :shock: ??

If so, what are the other, what appear to be, attachments that go with it :o ??

~ Lizzy
To me it looks more like a tool that is used for opening locks. You need to be leaning a certain way to see that.

Jack
by lazariuk
Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #1-5
Replies: 157
Views: 74415

And Jack, if you can find a way of keeping Queen Vashti in context, by all means do so. By the way, I have a nagging feeling that “offering buttons for love” alludes to some earlier literary source, but I can’t pin it down. Anybody else knows what I’m talking about? We could start by at least tryin...
by lazariuk
Wed Dec 06, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Puppet
Replies: 1
Views: 1950

Re: Puppet

Considering the discussion about the new song "Puppets" I thought that this piece from "Book of Mercy" shed some light LET ME NOT PRETEND YOU are with me, when you are not with me. Let me close down, let the puppet fall among the strings, until, by your mercy, he rises as a man. Let him dare to cal...
by lazariuk
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Replies: 63
Views: 27059

One short phrase hit me between the eyes (or is that ears?) anyway....... "There's no such thing as one." . You might enjoy this poem by Buckminster Fuller. At Minimun Two Synergy is the complex behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the isolated observation and consideration of only one or more ...
by lazariuk
Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Replies: 63
Views: 27059

On to the title: One of us--the narrator, the doctor, the saint, the Eskimo; Judaism, Catholicism, Buddhism, etc—has to be correct in our beliefs, it seems to be saying. One of “us” must have the answer to all of this, or so it seems. Ray Then he probably would have titled it " One of us must be ri...
by lazariuk
Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Legacy for Leonard
Replies: 117
Views: 26544

Hi James

I came late to this party, but just in time to see such a beautiful farewell. It moved me enough that I will be on the lookout for your return.

Jack
by lazariuk
Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #1-5
Replies: 157
Views: 74415

[ Now here’s what. Reading and re-reading the first psalm, I cannot help but to picture LC sitting in zazen in the zendo. Hi Simon I really enjoyed your description of what happens in Zazen. I have been meditating for a very long time but always on my own and now I feel that I might have been missi...
by lazariuk
Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #1-5
Replies: 157
Views: 74415

Lazariuk, You certainly deserve an answer to your long defense of Queen Vashti, although it is somewhat out of context here. D. B. Cohen The central point of the first page of "Book of Mercy" are the words " I offer buttons for his love" It is flanked by "I bargin now" and "I beg for mercy" These a...

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