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by Andrew McGeever
Sat Jul 13, 2002 3:38 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Tunes and Flowers.
Replies: 91
Views: 14642

Tunes and Flowers.

Don't be so alarmed..these things happen on message boards, so I'm told.I will keep board members informed about the journey of "Tunes and Flowers" as it happens, and I'm sure you will stay in touch with me.
Yours, Andrew.
by Andrew McGeever
Sat Jul 13, 2002 3:24 pm
Forum: Comments & Questions
Topic: melancholic...
Replies: 57
Views: 25176

Melancholic?

I haven't read all the correspondence on this theme, but enough to offer two points.. 1. Some correspondents clearly don't know the meaning(s) of the word...look it up in a decent dictionary. 2. There is a rich vein of HUMOUR in Leonard's writing...he plays, conjours with words and metaphors...he ha...
by Andrew McGeever
Sat Jul 13, 2002 2:40 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Not such a "Secret Life".
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

Not such a "Secret Life".

In reply to Kush, the Torah ( Mosaic Law) has been a rich vein of metaphor and imagery in Leonard's writing since the 50's. Judaism is one of the stabilities in his life, which, by some accounts, has been chaotic! It's a pity you haven't (yet?) read any of Leonard's work..I mentioned some of his poe...
by Andrew McGeever
Fri Jul 12, 2002 11:43 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Tunes and Flowers.
Replies: 91
Views: 14642

As regards the word "bunch" can I suggest you look up the word in a dictionary..Brewers..Chambers..the Oxford Dictionary for starters? Or if reading is too challenging for you, try pressing buttons on the internet..."poetry cop". P.S. For those who don't need to use the pseudonym of "poetry cop", a ...
by Andrew McGeever
Fri Jul 12, 2002 9:40 pm
Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
Topic: Not such a "Secret Life".
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

Not such a "Secret Life".

In response to the huge correspondence on this message board regarding some lyrics from "In My Secret Life", I haven't yet seen any reference to what, for me, is so blindingly obvious......"the wisdom of old" is the Torah/Old Testament (Bible). Once understood, the last stanza fits perfectly in plac...
by Andrew McGeever
Fri Jul 12, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: Live performances & YouTube clips
Topic: Leonard Cohen live in Edinburgh, 1979.
Replies: 6
Views: 3308

Leonard Cohen live in Edinburgh, 1979.

I am typing this message while glancing to my left: on the wall there is a photograph of Leonard on stage in the Odeon, December 1979. I would love to correspond with those who were there! .....will he return again? Will he perform live on stage again? P.S. I missed his gig at the Isle Of Wight fest...
by Andrew McGeever
Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:56 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Tunes and Flowers.
Replies: 91
Views: 14642

Tunes and Flowers.

Robert, can I first of all thank you for responding? In answer to your questions, the statues are BOTH in Perth and Holland.The original is in Erde, Holland; a memorial site dedicated to those who fought and died for the liberation of Europe. The sculptor was Alan Heriot, who was also commisioned to...
by Andrew McGeever
Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:08 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Tunes and Flowers.
Replies: 91
Views: 14642

Tunes and Flowers.

I have just received official confirmation that my poem "Tunes and Flowers", is to be set on a granite plinth beside the statue of the soldier and the girl, in Perth (Scotland). The project was funded partly by Scottish Regimental Associations and Perth Council. They collectively raised the £4,000 n...
by Andrew McGeever
Wed Jul 10, 2002 10:12 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Tunes and Flowers.
Replies: 91
Views: 14642

Tunes and Flowers.

Whoops!! In line 8, "outstretced" should read as "outstretched". I'm still trying to get used to a computer, as opposed to pen and paper!
by Andrew McGeever
Wed Jul 10, 2002 9:58 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: New Poem
Replies: 43
Views: 16675

Jewellery store

I really like your poem. It suggests more than it says; a mark of good writing. Can I make a couple of comments?... The first line is one iamb and one anapest,and, by introducing the word "on" at the start of line 2, you could keep the same metre, especially since you employ the same structure in li...
by Andrew McGeever
Wed Jul 10, 2002 9:14 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Tunes and Flowers.
Replies: 91
Views: 14642

Tunes and Flowers.

Conflict and deliverance, as seen through the eyes of a Scottish soldier and a Dutch girl. Both are statues facing each other; both stand on a granite memorial, unveiled on May 25th 1995, the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Europe. I witnessed the ceremony, and, returning alone, spent hours lo...
by Andrew McGeever
Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:51 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Dance Me
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

Yes, it has! George, your poem isn't a "good poem"; it's not a poem at all. Your attempts to rhyme, at all cost, lead you into cringing line endings e.g. "thrice", "nice", and , worst of all, "sporty spice". What, I ask, is this to do with poetry, and why hijack such a beautiful song (Dance Me To Th...
by Andrew McGeever
Mon Jul 08, 2002 1:41 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Dance Me
Replies: 15
Views: 3147

I tried to get through, but it didn't work.Will this message?
by Andrew McGeever
Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:18 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Mythologies and Oranges.
Replies: 62
Views: 15991

Mythologies and Oranges.

Two years ago I submitted the following poem as an entry in the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition. To my delight, the poem won a diploma in the U.K. section. I e-mailed it, via Kelley Lynch, to Leonard Cohen, by way of a 66th birthday present. Yes, I cried when he sent me back a short b...

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