Leonard Has Passed Away

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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby VELOVERMONT » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:05 am

Here are some details about Leonard's burial

http://www.iheartradio.ca/news/leonard- ... -1.2178278
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Tidou » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:11 am

VELOVERMONT wrote:Here are some details about Leonard's burial

http://www.iheartradio.ca/news/leonard- ... -1.2178278
Thank you
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Frilevi » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:12 am

G-d blessed your memory Mr Cohen
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Henri_K » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:12 am

Thank you Leonard. There are no words to express my gratitude. Your music and words have inspired me through the years. They have lifted me up, brought me over a dull working day and filled my evenings with pure enjoyment. My condolences to the Cohen family and to all his friends. My sorrow can only be a small fraction of what you are experiencing.

Let's keep Leonard's work alive and let future generations know about it too because just like his voice, Leonard, his poetry and his music is eternal.

In Finnish:
Kiitos Leonard, missä ikinä lienetkin, kaikesta mitä olen saanut kanssasi kokea. Olet antanut minulle niin paljon että sitä ei pysty sanoin kuvailemaan.

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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Jean Fournell » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:25 am

So knowing and mourning are holding hands once again,
time having taken its inevitable toll.

Those he leaves behind are orphans now, all of us and we inherit a rare treasure.

Let me bow to both truths, the awful one and the grateful one,
and let sadness do what it must.

My condolences to his family, and my loving respect to himself.

Farewell, Leonard Cohen.
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Therefore know that you must become one with the bow, and with the arrow, and with the target
to say nothing of the horse.

... for a while
... for a little while...

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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby jilly t » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:28 am

RIP and thank you for being such a big part of my life.
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Mannix04 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:35 am

So sad!
Who really wanted it that dark? I myself still long for love and light. Even it is so cruel and bright.
Rest in peace, Leonard.

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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby helen4930 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:39 am

My deepest most heartfelt condolences to the dear family members. Leonard's music and poetry have been with me for the last five decades and have influenced me profoundly. Words cannot describe this loss, just feeling devastated. Thank you for so very much.
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby AlanM » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:21 am

My morning newspaper, The Adelaide Advertiser, has a 2 page spread on Leonard's death, with the heading "A musical poet without peer doffs his hat to the world one last time". Written by Kathy McCabe, it is based on her posting in the Herald Sun http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainme ... 1478905258

It has a bit of local bias, including comments from Australian promoter Michael Gudinski, and singer Clare Bowditch who toured with him in 2010.
I particularly like her quote regarding God:
“We spoke about the time he spent up on Mt Baldy (at a Zen monastery) and how he decided to come back down and join the real world again.
“I asked him if he believed in God and I remember him saying ‘Believe in God? I know God!'


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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby douglas07 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:21 am

and yes, many thanks to you, dearJarkko for keeping our little community together..
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Clementine » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:22 am

So stunned. So sad, and so grateful to him for enriching my life beyond belief. Farewell, our friend.
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby ouji » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:22 am

Leonard,

Gratitude is not enough. Perhaps it's something beyond the realm of words that I'm longing to express to you. I'll start with: I love you.

Your friend, always.
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby johnny solstice » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:39 am

...discovered the work of this beautiful man when a homeless London street kid in 1968, pouring over every word by candle-light in derelict buildings....now at 63 I cannot find the words to express this loss.. One Love
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Annie from Oz » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:49 am

I was driving my car along yesterday singing with Leonard 's The Essential, which I do frequently; he is the only one where I really do listen to every word of his lyrics, and every so often I catch something not noticed before which brings a smile to my face or an inward recognition. I was hoping he would make it to Brisbane for one more concert.
Life was richer for the presence of Leonard Cohen, and his music will continue to make it so.
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Re: Leonard Has Passed Away

Postby Roy » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:53 am

Elton John tweets on Leonard Cohen

https://twitter.com/eltonofficial

Leonard Cohen was unique - a giant of a man and a brilliant songwriter. Irreplaceable. Loved him and his wonderful music. #LeonardCohen #RIP

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