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by imaginary friend
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Beautiful Losers - reread
Replies: 35
Views: 18519

Re: Beautiful Losers - reread

Dear Greg, Thank you. That was brilliant and beautiful. All 'F'....g 20 miles of it. PS: I'm currently reading BL for the first time; Haven't reached the waiter section yet. I'm sorry, yet I'm not sorry I read your post. Never would have discovered your interpretation on my own. I'll admit I'm a lit...
by imaginary friend
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #29-40
Replies: 186
Views: 57045

Re: Book of Mercy #29-

"Are you old, father William?" we young bloggers ask, Is that why you wax so pedantic? Really, grouchiness can be an arduous task; And the forum's no place for semantics. Are you lonely? Arthritic? Or quite indisposed? Laid low with a fever or ague? Ah! That would explain why your mind is so closed,...
by imaginary friend
Thu May 29, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!
Replies: 13
Views: 4583

Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Dang! You beat me to it Davido!

Anyway, my vote is still 'Baby I've been waiting...'
by imaginary friend
Thu May 29, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!
Replies: 13
Views: 4583

Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

How about:

'Baby I've been waiting, I've been waiting night and day...'

... but not the one from Secretchord:
All your children here
In their rags of light
...that will describe ALL of us at the concert – not just the baby :D
by imaginary friend
Thu May 22, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: A Tall Man Executes a Jig
Replies: 7
Views: 5796

Re: A Tall Man Executes a Jig

Something otherworldly and symbolic about snakes, isn't there? They seem to be so independent and self-contained. Irving Layton's poem is superb. I like DH Lawrence's snake encounter too... Snake A snake came to my water-trough On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat, To drink there. In the...
by imaginary friend
Thu May 22, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Dear America
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Dear America

Social Lizard I totally agree with your statement. i think its a real shame that many americans share the sentiments of jill yet the whole country is written off as bullshit (not that she necessarily meant it as that). It's true that over the last 8 years America's image has been tarnished at home a...
by imaginary friend
Thu May 22, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Did you see that bloody horse?
Replies: 12
Views: 3945

Re: Did you see that bloody horse?

As I drove to work this morning, I was listening to an interview on CBC with an animal conservationist from South Africa; a man who drove from Kuwait to Baghdad, just days after the US invasion, in an effort to rescue animals at the Baghdad Zoo from starvation, injury etc. It took him days longer to...
by imaginary friend
Mon May 19, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Did you see that bloody horse?
Replies: 12
Views: 3945

Re: Did you see that bloody horse?

I like this poem. Thank you Mat.
About ten K’s on Mat asked suddenly
“Did you see that bloody horse?
He was staring at me”
Were you the 'Mat' referred to above?
by imaginary friend
Sat May 17, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Ish-ra-el's Reply
Replies: 31
Views: 4033

Re: Ish-ra-el's Reply

...or that she had any say in the matter. Nor did Uriah. After all this was the king.
by imaginary friend
Sat May 17, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The rain will not be clean until
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

Re: The rain will not be clean until

Hello Jack, Isn't the Mikvah for women only? I've been told before that it symbolizes rebirth, but somehow that notion seems sullied by it's intention to purify what is otherwise unclean. Shaky ground. Dr. Roy's essay was both compassionate and reasoned. Tell us more of your confession of longing. W...
by imaginary friend
Thu May 15, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: "There For You"
Replies: 22
Views: 22026

Re: "There For You"

“I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him.” — Julian Barnes
by imaginary friend
Wed May 14, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: "There For You"
Replies: 22
Views: 22026

Re: "There For You"

I didn't read the book, but Anthony Hopkins was splendidly eclipsed by his vocation in the movie. Somewhere in another thread on this forum, there was a post with a quote from Leonard in which he remarked that he would not put down religion, because there were so many people who were deeply comforte...
by imaginary friend
Tue May 13, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: "There For You"
Replies: 22
Views: 22026

Re: "There For You"

... I'm not up to speed on reincarnation, but karma is something I try to work on ;-)
by imaginary friend
Tue May 13, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: "There For You"
Replies: 22
Views: 22026

Re: "There For You"

This is what it says to me: Whether in war, or martyrdom or for a cause, individuals have faced death from the beginning of civilization, death is 'old'; but each time it's a new (and frightening) experience to the person who's facing it ("I freeze with fear...") I think 'There for You' speaks about...
by imaginary friend
Sat May 10, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Book of Mercy #29-40
Replies: 186
Views: 57045

Re: Book of Mercy #29-

Hello Cate,

You've taken their breath away. Mine too. Probably Jack's too, if they hadn't banished him.

IF

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