LC b'day greetings 2015

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LC b'day greetings 2015

Post by jarkko » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:00 am

September 21 is pretty close - next Monday Leonard will be 81!
This thread is for your greetings!
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Post by Sasha K » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:10 am

Tres cher Leonard

Je te souhaite la meilleure des annees:
surprises merveilleuses
superbes filles
et l'inspiration sublime...

Je t'embrasse tres fort

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Post by lizzytysh » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:13 pm

As recalcitrant as I can be, with knowing you don't like them,
I still feel compelled and want to say
Happy Birthday, Leonard.

* * * * *

With deepest respect, love everlasting, and gratitude beyond measure...
thank you for being who you are in this world, Leonard.
That you are in mine has brought me more than I ever dreamed possible.
Thank you.

Celebrating the day of your arrival, and praying for many more.
May the love of your family and friends surround you...
and fill you with knowing how deeply you are loved.

From my heart to yours... may your birthday be a good day, a happy one, Leonard.

Much love,
Elizabeth / Lizzie
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Post by AlanM » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:28 pm

You got me singing ...

Dear Leonard,

You got it wrong - "the only song I ever had" - what nonsense!
You have many songs, most of which are the music of my life.

You got it right - "You got me thinking that I'd like to carry on" - that is probably the most inspiring line you have sung to me. I can look forward to more of your magnificent lyrics, sung as only you can.

Like I said, the music of my life. Thank you for your songs, and for sharing them with me.

I wish you a very happy birthday and hope you have many more of them.

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Post by 10newtours » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:38 pm


I have spent so many hours in your company, and yet we have never met.
Have a notable day, and hope to see you soon..
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Post by Hartmut » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:07 am

Happy birthday, dear Mr. Cohen! May your day be merry and bright. And don't catch a summer cold.

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Post by Manuela » Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:09 pm

Happy solar return and birthday from the west coast of Norway on the 21st September, Leonard! I met you in Molde once, where I gave you my CD..

I have recently done a cover of your fantastic song, "Avalanche". I hope I have done it justice. here it is:

I've also made a pop-art style picture of you (attached). It was featured on Allan Showalter's "Cohencentric" Page. I sometimes dabble in Photoshop. I do hope you like it :)

Thank you for the music, poetry and for being such an inspiration! May there be more where that came from :)
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Post by A.Sukitu » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:46 pm

Dearest Leonard,
A very Happy Birthday!
Thank you for all the happiness you offer.
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Post by 199Dan » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:50 pm

Happy Birthday ! Thank you and wishing peace and joy to your whole family . :)
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Post by UrPal » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:48 pm

Happy birthday. Keep 'em coming. Stay young.
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Post by Geoffrey » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:58 pm

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Post by hotspot » Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:24 pm

We're celebrating Leonard's 81st birthday here in Greystones, Co Wicklow in Ireland with a live music gig. Everybody Knows' it's Leonard Cohen's Birthday.
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Re: LC b'day greetings 2015

Post by christineanne » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:03 am

Thank you for the poems, the songs and those memorable concerts...

Happy Birthday - and very best wishes for a good year ahead

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Post by James T » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:06 pm

All I can say is that despite thinking this year couldn't be any worse than last, it managed to be with an unexpected hospital trip for a type 1 diabetes diagnosis (I'm only 27), my father's ongoing battles with cancer, being made redundant, and my long term partner leaving me along with a small chunk of my money to fund her move away. Leonard has helped it all feel a lot less distressing, and the least I can do is wish him a happy birthday and thank you so much for the concerts and that wonderful day when I got to meet the great man himself.
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Re: LC b'day greetings 2015

Post by Olwen » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:35 pm

Wishing you a very happy birthday Leonard. Thank you for the music, it has been a big part of my life I am happy to say.
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