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by Geoffrey
Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Who is "F."?? Take Two.
Replies: 35
Views: 14489

lizzytysh wrote: >Geoffrey ~ 1st page, 9th post, 8th paragraph down from the beginning of this thread. > >"Absent father" -- well, that's interesting. Military dads are absent, almost by definition, because their allegiance is elsewhere, you might say they are serving false gods, leaving their kids ...
by Geoffrey
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Who is "F."?? Take Two.
Replies: 35
Views: 14489

Tom Sakic wrote: >On my word HERE, in midst of her reply. But as I said, I don't know what are you looking for I am so sorry. I cannot see it. Where is Ann's letter? This is quite important, I want to see Ann's message - the place where she wrote and what she wrote and when. Where did Greg get it fr...
by Geoffrey
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Who is "F."?? Take Two.
Replies: 35
Views: 14489

Tom Sakic answered:
>~greg mentioned it first, and Ann replayed here, after Elizabeth.


I still can't see it anywhere. Where is the original post from Ann?
by Geoffrey
Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: beautiful losers online
Replies: 7
Views: 7915

>I could erase this topic No, please don't. I hate anything being erased - we can never go forward if you do that. I was not admonishing anybody, and Leonard is so kind that he wouldn't object if his work was spread freely. But I was thinking about the market being killed if BL was freely distribute...
by Geoffrey
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: beautiful losers online
Replies: 7
Views: 7915

Tom Sakic wrote: >I have it in a text file. Send me an email so I can forward it to you. In my copy it says: "This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any f...
by Geoffrey
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Who is "F."?? Take Two.
Replies: 35
Views: 14489

Greg cited Ann as writing: >"Absent father" - well, that's interesting. Military dads are absent, almost by definition, because their allegiance is elsewhere, you might say they are serving false gods, leaving their kids to pick up the pieces. As you describe so well. Where did Ann write this? I can...
by Geoffrey
Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Single Entendre
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: Single Entendre

je suis fatigué i believe that a 'chapel' sign at the rear of an old peoples' home is a code directing hearses to a loading bay, and that all men look like crushed egg-shell when lying in the urn. i believe that first-time honeymooners expect to wade through charred catherine wheels and gutted roman...
by Geoffrey
Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Not having you
Replies: 23
Views: 4999

Voo wrote: >Geoffrey: I liked the verse but did not understand it. >My contribution: >Not having you >Is like the death of Spring >And winter living forever. > >I surmise that you did not write the verse yourself and that the writer was expressing the joy of the end of a relationship???? That's my t...
by Geoffrey
Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Irving Layton
Replies: 132
Views: 52892

Tchocolatl wrote: >Geoffrey, obviously . . . he meant that there was a space of . . . intimacy . . . between them. > >Intimacy: State of being intimate: (ephem.) sexual intercourse. Well, I suppose you are thinking of the reference to 'anal sex' in one of his songs. But I don't know if I would go as...
by Geoffrey
Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Not having you
Replies: 23
Views: 4999

Re: Not having you

I wrote: >Not having you >is like feeling spring >begin all over again. Critic2 wrote: >go and read the new poet in everything else forum, she can teach you how to rhyme. Well, that wasn't too bad. I was a little astonished when I saw that you had answered my post; I feel that you didn't find too mu...
by Geoffrey
Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Not having you
Replies: 23
Views: 4999

Not having you

Hello everyone!! Here is a little poem. It only has eleven words, but the smaller the glass the stronger the drink, as my grandmother used to say. I am going to return to the 'Everything Else' thread later, but wanted to show you this first. It was written to a man. I just hope that Critic2 is away ...
by Geoffrey
Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Irving Layton
Replies: 132
Views: 52892

lizzytysh wrote: >the 'contentious' or 'roving' aspects of their relationship were was what being referenced . . . Thank you, Lizzie, for this. But what do you think they did? What picture did you see when you read those words? Because it is natural and necessary for the human mind to visualise verb...
by Geoffrey
Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Irving Layton
Replies: 132
Views: 52892

Bobbie wrote: >What a lovely account this young man wrote in his blog about his admiration of Irving Layton . . . "Whatever was between Irving and I . . . does not bear repeating," said Leonard recently. What was he talking about? What could they have possibly done together that is so private that b...
by Geoffrey
Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Irving Layton
Replies: 132
Views: 52892

Tchocolatl wrote: >Geoffrey, many people consider that Layton is - principally - the inspiration for the character F. How many, approximately? >I think that this guy would have enjoyed tremendously to have such an irrelevant anti-bourgeois, anti politically correct article (the one some people here ...
by Geoffrey
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Irving Layton
Replies: 132
Views: 52892

I may be wrong, but I think Irving Layton was 'F' in Beautiful Losers. His mother's pet name for him was 'Flamplatz' (Jewish for 'exploding flame') - something Leonard would have known. I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I haven't been able to read all of the recent messages.

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