Leonard Has Passed Away

News about Leonard Cohen and his work, press, radio & TV programs etc.
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douglas07
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby douglas07 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:51 pm

Thanks MR C. for your work.
Your gifts.
Have a smooth journey.
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Pat Beckerman
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Pat Beckerman » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:03 pm

I knew it was coming...and couldn't sleep tonight...so I got up heard the news. Expected, but still overwhelmingly sad. I feel joined with all here on this forum. I needed to write something. This is what came through my tears. Happy trails...and thank you for your life, Leonard Cohen. I love you. My love to the family, friends, and all who found their spirits soar on his words. Amen


I hope you knew
true friend to my soul
that you took us deeper

the dark cloak of those waters
tread in apparent calm
no longer mask the chaos
you dismantled with your words

for we caught your courage
to dive to the depths
and savor the dark
of love's true heart

bright the purging light
deep the gratitude
sharp the humbling pain

and we burned before the burn,
with you!
dear Leonard
through the beckoning cracks

saved somehow
by our endless tears
in the stunning light of your offerings...
sweet gifts of your open heart
Ballyfermotgirl
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Ballyfermotgirl » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:07 pm

My sincere condolences to the family, friends and fellow fans of Leonard Cohen. My heart is broken. I have found in his words the complete articulation of all the emotions of my life. From the unrequited love of my teenage years to the joy and despair that is part of everyone's adult life. Thank you for the poetry, for your tireless pursuit of perfection, for the inspired and blessed songs you have left to us. Rest in peace, dear Leonard.
mrt
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby mrt » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:10 pm

Now we are sitting at this table our beloved host and friend has just left. We are deeply grieved and filled with sadness.
But:
There is a crack in everything that's how the light gets in - in form of
unforgettable, unique and uncomparable songs and lyrics.

Dear Leonard, thank you for 47 years of enrichmennt, guidance and inspiration.
I wish that there is a treaty between your love and his.

Yours gratefully
Alfred
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby vladb » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:11 pm

thank you for everything
so long, friend
herseydenvar
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby herseydenvar » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:12 pm

Rest in peace... I love him so much , a Great Poet

here is some informations about Leonard Cohen a

http://www.needsomefun.net/leonard-cohen-facts/

and With Bob Dylan

http://www.needsomefun.net/leonard-cohen-and-bob-dylan/
Tony Crosbie
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Tony Crosbie » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:18 pm

It was with great sadness I learned of the death of Leonard Cohen. My first encounter with him and his music was back in the late 60's having heard that classic song of his 'Suzanne' - I have been a fan ever since. My sincere condolences to his family and thank you Leonard for all the music, poetry, and writings you have shared - May You Rest In Peace.
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby The Guest » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:21 pm

Et volíem etern. Segurament ho seràs.

Thanks for the dance, Leonard.
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Carol58
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Carol58 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:25 pm

A very sad day, RIP Leonard
199Dan
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby 199Dan » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:29 pm

"May everyone live and may everyone die...hello my love and my love goodbye"
Thank you Leonard.
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby aoriordan » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:31 pm

Beautiful Man, beautiful songs, beautiful memories.

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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Maroc10 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:35 pm

What a sad day to hear of Lennie's passing! I started listening to Leonard Cohen's songs in my early teens, not understanding a word of what he was singing. Something powerful in his style attracted me to his unique way of singing. Years later, I became a passionate listener to his songsand I followed his 'parcours' over the years. I attended four of his concerts in different countries, and I also was lucky enough to have spent one evening at a party in the company of Marianne Ihlen in the summer of 1988 in Oslo. The whole evening was devoted to talking about Marianne and her man of the sixties on Hydra, Greece. This man has meant a great deal in my life! RIP Lennie:-(

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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby jerten » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:37 pm

Lucretia and I carry Leonard Cohen in our hearts. He was there before we met. He was there when we met. We have had the fortune to see him perform on many occasions. We invited him to visit with us and stay with us when he came to our city to perform in the past few years. Alas, it did not happen. When I saw the news, I cried out 'Oh no!' and tears welled as if I had lost a brother. His words endure and live in my brain. They are a large part of the soundtrack of our lives. The voice was the voice of understanding the world he lived in and its loves and hates and all that accompanied those emotions. He embraced spirituality while grasping the worldly and simultaneously fused them together as one entity. He made our world a better place. I won't let him leave me.
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby hazey » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:50 pm

Goodbye Mr Cohen

Thank you for the inspiration, meaning and beauty you brought through the years.

We will keep your songs alive.

My condolences go to your family and loved ones.
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Unspoken Words
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Unspoken Words » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:54 pm

Just heard this sad news. Broken hearted and in tears.

A friend and gentle soul has left. So happy to have met him and had his grace in my life

His words to Marianne have been prophetic.

I am inconsolable at the moment. RIP beautiful friend,

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