Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Wybe » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:06 pm

Dear Leonard,
Everything that we want to say, is already been said by all the friends before us, so, we say it with a picture.
Thank you, Leonard, especially for the last two wonderful years.
Love from Holland,
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by katchina » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:56 pm

Happy birthday to you!!

I´m not so good at english, but.....

You have been with me for all these years.
In joy and sorrow.
Thanks for sharing your heart, mind and soul.

You are the MAN!!

Me and my husband are going from Sweden to Barcelona only for you
and I really looking forward to see you, hear you!

Best wishes forever
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by jeremek » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:01 am


I thank for Your words and the music. I thank for the fact, that now I know how very much it is worthwhile waiting !
For You of wishing good health and love. Let the good always be close you.

With love
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Post by bkmccalla » Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:14 am

happy birthday to the abject object of many hearts' desire.

the bliss you have given us these many years, especially these last two, is immeasurable. thank you from the bottom of a very tired heart.

much love,
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by suburban.hornbag » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:41 am

Hope you have a fabulous 75th Birthday Leonard with lots of cake!

Love and hugs
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by somewhat_nifty » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:57 pm

Dear Mr Cohen,

I hope you have a fantastic birthday (I will be at the concert in Barcelona, really looking forward to it). Many thanks for the incredible tour, I'm glad that you've acceded to the wishes of your many fans by playing so many dates all around the world, I hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have.

I just want to say thank you for your amazing songs, novels and poetry, you speak to me like no one else.

Happy Birthday!

Ruth x
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Yeats » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:02 am

Happy Birthday, Len.

You are a good man.

All good things,

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by A.Sukitu » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:31 pm

Enjoy a very Happy Birthday
and may you enjoy love forever...

Thank you for sharing
the thistles and the roses
with such beauty and with such grace.

love always,

Annie from Scotland xx
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by LizzieM » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:09 pm

Reading this thread I see that many people have written gentle and beautiful thoughts for you.
However, the words that spring to mind when I think of you are more along the lines of;

Enough of the "Old Man" lyrics! I'm sure I see a twinkle in your eye and that there's life in the old dog yet! ;-)

Hopefully lots and lots of life and words and music.
With love and best wishes for your 75th Birthday.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by deedee7 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:02 pm

Happy Birthday, Leonard !
Once again, thank you for the past 30 odd years and for the most recent couple of years, when I finally realised the chance to see you in concert. That was always my seemingly, unattainable dream and it was every bit as thrilling and satisfying as I had imagined.
You speak to my soul, as you do to all of us on this forum and that is a gift, which I value above evrything.
Keep well and content,
love always,
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by HopeIt'sYourWill » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:18 am

Dear Leonard,

It's so gratifying to see you approach your seventy-fifth birthday immersed in the unconditional love and appreciation of millions of devoted fans attending your concerts around the world! I never thought I'd have the opportunity to be among them, so I'm truly happy to say that I'll be among the throngs loving and appreciating you in Durham, NC, come November!

And, like countless others no doubt, I've written a poem for your birthday. Actually, it's more of a prayer to God, on your behalf. However, as the date nears, I find myself hesitating to send it to either of you! Does heartfelt and humorous a worthy poem make?? Maybe I'll wake up confident one morning and try to find a way to send it to you. There is a part of me that thinks you really would enjoy it ... but I may be wrong.

In the mean time, I'll simply wish you a very (heartfelt and serious) Happy Birthday, Leonard! Thanks for everything.

Peace, love, and blessings,
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by MaryB » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:33 am

Happy Birthday Mr. Cohen!

Your music and words have enriched our married life. What a journey you take us on!

Wishing you health, happiness, peace, serenity, and many, many more years.

Thank you, thank you with all our heart,
George and Mary

(P.S. While you are in Columbus, we would like to invite you and your friends to our humble home. I'll make you a Birthday torte :D :lol: . All you have to do is PM me for directions :D )
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Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by ronnievv » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:32 pm

Dear Leonard,
I spent my youth behind the iron curtain, where „western“ music was rare, so I cannot say that you have been by my side for all my life. Nevertheless, our „first meeting“ must have been arranged by fate: my friend was returning from Poland (where much more good music was available at that time), and as he left the train round three a.m., in his compartment he forgot some records he had bought. When he found out, he called me and asked me to go meet the train in Prague and pick these up. In lieu of thanks he had let me select one of the recovered records. I did, and the title was „I’m Your Man“. Ever since then, you are…
Thanks for everything, and especially for those concerts (or should I say worships?) I had a privilege to see in these past two years. May Lord (whoever he is) be with you always, as you are with us.
All the best, Veronika from Prague
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Irene Teresa » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:25 pm

I thank G-D ongoingly for what youve brought to the highest and deepest part of my life. Only your own words could even get close to expressing the depth of gratitude and honor.Mine are lost somewhere in a river or a sky or in a heart breaking open. Happy birthday dear Leonard. love always. xxx Irene xxxx

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Violet » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:47 pm

This poem of mine I’d like to dedicate to Leonard on this 75th birthday..

.. to me it speaks to the writer’s private love affair involving words themselves.. or the secret meanings contained “inside” them, as if behind closed blinds.. its mention of a hotel seemed to me to be timely, given the commemoration at the Chelsea..

The knowing in these lines

I’m torn to
think you in my sights; with

all these days, these
years, these

undressing me in mind

and now daylight (in such hotel,

there closed
these blinds)

I pray you,

I sigh
you keep with me
these sighs

I pray you keep this
secret self

I’ve stored you
this hidden page; this

secret poem

where longing
never fades

secret days)

your eyes are perfect
in this light;

they know no other meaning
than these words;

your hand


off the page (my

inside your palm)

our home is none,

all normalcy
is gone.

so take me

well.) and in the rising
of the tide,

your lover’s mind

desires in mine

our one desire’s
these lines (endless

the tide)

v i o l e t, 2008

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