Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by rhona » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:03 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard,

Thank you for making the world, the words and most other things, make sense.

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Birthday, and that all the other days are pretty marvellous too.

With love

Rhona x
Oh bless the continuous stutter of the word being made into flesh

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by st theresa1 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:38 pm

How do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume (and beyond)
It isn't easy but I'll try
If you wanted the moon I would write across the sky in words a thousand feet high
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Thanks for being my teacher in so many ways for so many years. Blessings on your birthday.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Vansingel » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:47 pm

You have been a blessing already so long for so many of us.
I wish you a very warm and gentle birthday.
Please stay close to us.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by UrPal » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:56 am

I first wished you a happy birthday 20 years ago. If this place or the internet then existed, I didn't know about it. You were exactly twice my age. The time lag is unaltered but the lifespan ratio is weakening. Reasons to be cheerful...Part 1. Happy birthday, old buddy....from a younger but older buddy.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by lizzytysh » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:41 am

Dear Leonard ~

I'm wishing that I had written you my birthday greetings when this thread was first opened, but I didn't. Now, I cannot do so without also acknowledging and expressing my sorrow for your and your family's profound loss. I'm sorry that you will be observing your 80th birthday without your sister, Esther, in your life... and that she wasn't able to be here to see it in with you. To echo what has been said elsewhere, may Esther's memory be for a blessing. So, this year, Leonard, as you know gratitude for another year and decade of your life, graced with another precious album, may your day also be filled with many blessings and much sharing of memories.

Happy Birthday, Leonard... wishing you a peaceful, love-filled day.


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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Mrs Mac » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:38 am

Eighty hugs, eighty kisses and a heart full of thanks!
Happy Birthday Darling Leonard
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Elvira » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:47 pm

No less than " A THOUSAND BURNING VIOLINS " to celebrate your 80 th birthday.

YOU, the incomparable wordman , the incantory voice, the Poet we all need. THANK YOU for all these years in Art.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Oana Maria Cajal » Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:17 am


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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by karen » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:25 am

Dear Leonard,

Happy Milestone Birthday! I imagine your birthday will be tempered by the loss of your wonderful sister, Esther, of blessed memory, who I was privileged to know for almost two decades. (I wrote a tribute to your beloved sister in the Forum section dedicated to Esther's memory).

I hope you enjoy--to 120!--the special gift, we, your loving fans, have given you!

Thank you for being, through your music and poetry, an integral, daily constant in my life for over 40 years! Your words and music mean so much to me--more than my words can adequately express!

With deepest gratitude,
    1975: Washington, D.C., The Cellar Door/1985: New York, Carnegie Hall/1993: New York, The Paramount/2009: New York: Beacon/Radio City/Madison Square Garden/2012: New York: Madison Square Garden/2013: New York: Radio City
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

    Post by MaryB » Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:29 pm

    Mr. Cohen,

    Your words and music, they make us think, they soothe, they comfort, and they make us laugh. Thank you!

    Happy Birthday and wishing you many, many more years filled with health, happiness, and peace.

    Maybe next time we'll see a picture of you changing a car filter or a tire or topping off the oil.......

    Grateful regards,
    George and Mary
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

    Post by tomlayesman » Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:34 am

    Add me to the list wanting to wish Leonard best wishes on his very special day!

    May you have many more years of life and great artistry!

    Thanks from a long time fan,

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    Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

    Post by morechocs » Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:46 am

    Dear Leonard
    As one not blessed with the gift of expression I will just say Happy Birthday to You. Your words have been with me since I was a teenager and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

    Post by netti » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:49 pm

    A big hug on your birthday Leonard! You are the music in my life.
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

    Post by Donata » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:07 pm

    Your little paradise called Hydra. The relentless sun is on her way to the horizon. Time for a light meal in a taverna. Greek merides? Roasted marides or Babouni Some glasses of Retsina or red Tsantali? Ena café hellenico varigliko and a Botris cognac? Then climbing up the white stairs between the houses and finally following a path. You are a bit tired from climbing, but there is a bench that wasn’t
    there before, where now you can rest and enjoy the balmy air and the beautiful view. It is the your bench, the Leonard Cohen Bench! Our birthday present to you.
    "Thank You" for so generously sharing your thoughts and feelings with us in your books, poems and songs.
    No words can properly express our deep gratitude.

    Happy Birthday.
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    Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

    Post by Cheshire gal » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:05 am

    Dear Leonard,

    Happy Birthday :D :D I hope it will be a wonderful day for you.

    with love
    '...and here's a man still working for your little smile' -Leonard Cohen
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