Happy 76th birthday, Leonard! (September 21, 2010)

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Happy 76th birthday, Leonard! (September 21, 2010)

Post by jarkko » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:02 pm

This is our traditional thread for your Birthday greetings to Leonard!
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by hydriot » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:42 pm

Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.

The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning.

Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies:

Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent are their instructions:

Such as found out musical tunes, and recited verses in writing:

Rich men furnished with ability, living peaceably in their habitations:

All these were honoured in their generations, and were the glory of their times.

Ecclesiasticus Chapter 44

Thank you Leonard for giving counsel by your understanding, for declaring prophecies, and, most of all, for finding out musical tunes and reciting verses in writing. We honour you in your generation and thank you for being the glory of our times.
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by carlowmike » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:05 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard,
A group of us will gather on the 21st September in Sligo
on the grounds of Lissadell to hold a little ceremony at the Canadian Maple tree,
donated by "frelander", planted by Maarten,
to commemorate your visit and the great Concerts that took place there earlier this year.
Remain a "kid with a crazy dream" - who knows, someday you might return ;-).
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by ladydi » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:56 pm


Thank you for the music...the melodies and words that are a constant background to my thoughts ~
Thank you for the poetry.. the raw, the gentle, the sensual, the spiritual ~

For the words of guidance you had no idea you were giving ~ for the passion within my heart ~ for the laughter and the tears ~
For being a catalyst creating friendships that will last a lifetime ~ for being elegant and sexy ~
For opening my mind to the universe ~

I wish you all the joy you have given us!

With warm regards,
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by A.Sukitu » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:11 pm

the years go by ...

Leonard, a very Happy Birthday!

Keep on, keep on, keep on. A blazing light.

love, always,

Annie from Scotland
"You let me sing, you lifted me up, you gave my soul a beam to travel on. ... You gave the injury a tongue to heal itself."
Leonard Cohen in Book of Mercy (1984) Ch. 19.
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by donalagata » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:30 pm

Dear leonard,
Like a leaf in the wind your beautiful words and music came to me...you have opened my eyes and my heart to so many things in life .
Another year,another day,another moment with Leonard Cohen...
On this day I celebrate you and your beginning ...
May your journey continue and be filled with joy and happiness... for this is what you have given to me. You inspire and you teach all those who come to know you and your music...

Happy Birthday Leonard

Warmest and most grateful regards,
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by dick » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:22 pm

We cherish the many joys we have received as your fans. Very, very happy birthday and many more to come.

Dick and Linda
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by Maarten » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:50 pm

Happy birthday, mr Cohen!


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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by coolfadda » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:06 pm

Happy Birthday to a wonderful man. x
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by Maulwurf » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:11 pm

happy birthday, dear mr.cohen!

i hope you've found the same kind of shelter that you give to so many of us!

ring the bells that still can ring!
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by isolde » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:30 pm

***** happy birthday with health und contentment ****

on to new shores

isolde (the real one)
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by Grainnemhaoil » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:32 pm

Happy Birthday Mr. Cohen,

Thank you for enhancing my life with your music and poetry. Here is a verse from Yeats for you on your 76th birthday.

"An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress"

Good advice from one great poet to another. May your soul clap its hands and louder sing for a long time to come.

Thanks again for the music and the live shows. And Happy Birthday. xxx.
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:05 am

Dear Leonard ~

From my heart to yours, I wish you a day of peace, love, and joy on 21 September 2010 ~ the same as I wish for you every single day of the year. May your life continue on the same trajectory of deep satisfaction and fulfillment as it has been through these years.

As I send you my wishes today, however, I also especially say "Leshana tova tekativu" ~ may you be inscribed in the Book of Life and have a good year.

With my everlasting love, respect, and gratitude for you, Leonard.

All my love,
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by bkmccalla » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:56 am

l is for the love you give us and we have for you

e is for the euphoria you and your music elicit, not to mention the eros you inspire

o is for the you-know-whats you and your music and poetry give us

n is for the nirvana to which your music transports us

a is for your anodyne qualities that soothe us

r is for the remembrances of things past you arouse

d is for your abject deliciousness and the sweet dreams you lead us to

happy, happy birthday, most loved and lovely leonard.
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Re: Happy Birthday Leonard (76 on September 21, 2010)

Post by mirka » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:31 am

Happy Birthday, Mr.Cohen !
Looking forward to see you in Las Vegas.
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