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by abby
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: prayer & meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

Re: prayer & meditation

Hello friend!

It was comforting to me too Cate- sometimes my prayers get answered in a way I can recognize.
by abby
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: You Want It Darker
Topic: The Darker Album and the Songs
Replies: 341
Views: 188644

Re: The Darker Album and the Songs

My favorite line from Popular Problems is 'I was alone on the road & your love was so confusing.' When I can't see how what's real is right & perfect that's my prayer. Today I heard 'They ought to give my heart a medal For letting go of you' I have that medal. It is inside a little tin in a lockbox ...
by abby
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: prayer & meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 2788

prayer & meditation

a genderless figure in black
throwing a rock as if in anger
in the same place not two hours ago
I gave the medicine of tears
& prayer to my panic

what do I do with my eyes
by abby
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Apathy of Late
Replies: 37
Views: 9225

Re: Apathy of Late

What a dick.
Apathy of late? Just read this thread in its entirety to see why.
by abby
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: Were Leonard Cohen to write a memoir
Replies: 14
Views: 4019

Re: Were Leonard Cohen to write a memoir

I'd like to know what the ends of romantic relationships were like for him. And the beginnings, and everything in between. I'd also like to know what Leonard's relationship with god has been like. What is prayer like for you is a question I'd like answered. On the double. You know, nothing too intim...
by abby
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: silhouette cameo
Replies: 43
Views: 5486

Re: silhouette cameo (60x50cm canvas)

everything's going to be all right.
by abby
Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Loser on the Moon: On Leonard Cohen, Fandom, and Posterity
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: Loser on the Moon: On Leonard Cohen, Fandom, and Posteri

This was such a pleasure to read! There is a person in the world who wrote an essay on Leonard Cohen & titled one section What We Talk About When We Talk About Leonard Cohen, like Raymond Carver. I wish the writer were a woman. We should all be writing such essays about Leonard in our style. I love ...
by abby
Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: 2014 releases: Popular Problems & Live in Dublin
Topic: Popular Problems-"The Portrait of the Artist as an Old Man"
Replies: 41
Views: 24419

Re: Popular Problems-"The Portrait of the Artist as an Old M

What a pleasure to come across this post, Joe. I was hoping this kind of discussion would spring up somewhere, and that I'd witness it. I want to echo what you said about My Oh My: the simple ache of 'held you for a little while my oh my oh my' really kind of socked it to me the first seven hundred ...
by abby
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: Federico Garcia Lorca
Replies: 12
Views: 9801

Re: Federico Garcia Lorca

Thank you for resurrecting this thread. I love the line with 'spikes of hyacinths': I touched her sleeping breasts & they opened to me suddenly like spikes of hyacinth. I was feeling a lump of sadness in my gut this early morning. Reading Lorca's poem made my perspective on the world just a little b...
by abby
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Listening To Leonard Cohen And Learning To Relish Defeat
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: Listening To Leonard Cohen And Learning To Relish Defeat

Thank you for posting that. I love most the line in the opening paragraph about how broken life is.
by abby
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Wake to the Sound of Rumi Playing the Drums
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: Wake to the Sound of Rumi Playing the Drums

Hi Cate. I'm listening to a live version of Jeff Buckley singing 'If I Knew You.' That doesn't have much to do with anything, except that it's playing while I'm reading your poem, and it's making for a particularly sweet experience. Who is he- your heart? And where did those lines of Leonard's come ...
by abby
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 62529

Re: Melbourne Story

I have also been reading this thread every couple days & enjoying your messages. It doesn't often occur to me to say as much, though. I was never very good with people but getting better :).
by abby
Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: One book of poetry?
Replies: 6
Views: 8883

Re: One book of poetry?

What a great video that is in your signature, Paul.
by abby
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: One book of poetry?
Replies: 6
Views: 8883

Re: One book of poetry?

I have loved: Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts by Jorie Graham, because it was given to me by my mother, and has one of Mark Rothko's paintings on the cover. David Budbill's Moment to Moment for the same reason, but not the Rothko part. Plainwater by Anne Carson, for every possible reason. Handwriting b...
by abby
Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 62529

Re: Melbourne Story

As long as there are posts like this I will sift through all the crap that gets posted in this (still, quietly) remarkable community. Thanks for thinking to share this here, and for sharing it.

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