Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Heike » Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:02 pm

Dear Leonard,

Here's wishing you a brilliant birthday in Barcelona and a bright and blissful year to come.

Thank you for your music, your words, your style.
Just the mention of your name puts a spark in people's eyes. Mine included.

And thank you for leaving a padlock in my city and in my heart.

All the best,
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by zodkavombie » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:39 am

Cher Monsieur Cohen
Je vous souhaite un tres bon anniversaire. I will be in Barcelona pour le concert, would not miss it for anything.
Your music has filled my life for the past 40 years + et j'espere que ca durera encore longtemps.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by maria Tereza » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:10 am

Dear Leonard,

It's really beautiful to see that no matter how different our countries and cultures are...there's something that somehow makes us speak the same language. Lots and lots of this "something" that I dare to name: LOVE

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by imaginary friend » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:16 am

Dear Leonard,

Long May You Run. Happy Birthday.


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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by marjan » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:53 pm

Happy birthday, Mr Cohen, Leonard, and warmest greetings from an avid friend in the Low Countries. Thank you for the music that brings me joy and comfort every day, for the inspiration I find in your poetry, for the guiding light your wisdom provides and for the smile your witty eloquence puts on my face. Your music will always be my companion when there is none other. Thank you. Toitoitoi for your concert in Barcelona and the many more that follow. Oh, and if you would like a homemade birthday cake as a small token of my appreciation, just let me know. Anytime, anywhere :) .
With love, Marjan
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Sasha K » Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:16 pm

He was an alchemist after all
And all the apparent chaos of his life
turned into gold

I wrote this for you, with love and deepest respect.

May your life be blessed

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by sanneka » Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:51 pm

Dear Leonard Cohen
Thank you for giving us the inspiration and motivation to reflect on life and death, love and hate, faith and doubt, gain and loss, awareness and ignorance, laughter and tears, war and peace, wealth and poverty, hope and hopelessness, youth and aging, forgiveness and revenge.
Thank you for uniting people of all nationalities, religions and political viewpoints in the love for your beautiful and thought provoking songs.
Thank you for the music, for your kindness and your smiles.
Happy Birthday Mr. Cohen and all my best wishes for the years to come
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by SuzanneT » Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:50 pm

Intimate confession to those who with humility makes our world a better place 8) :

There is no beginning
There is no end
there is only what is still ..
.. his words
his music

First words and tones
I feel a strange vibration
growing thrill
the inner feeling
that made whole absorbs me,
that he is here with me
inside me
somewhere deep inside me,
as if he wanted to remove my worries, my anxiety
as if he touched me
as if he embraced me, holding in his arms
as if he loved only me
as if he wanted to satisfy ...
... my thirst for life ...

Pains are named and dispelled
Love decided
A world and life is again a bit better

Health, happiness, love and friendship - the four pillars of human life. I wish you that yours are solid pillars, strong and durable ... I wish you both on your next journey of life you meet a lot of love people and love of G-d.
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What you have now is what you were, and what you will is what you do now...Buddha
Above the graves of those painful sheds tears for the unspoken words and deeds missed...Elizabeth Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by LindaB » Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:49 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard,
For your birthday, I wish you all the love in the world and most of all I wish it from myself.
All Good Things, LindaB xxx
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by surrender » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:56 pm

Happy Birthday Teacher,

May your lessons
coming through
your poetry
and your music
never stop
and reach us all

With a deep bow
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2012: Ghent (8/12)|Amsterdam (8/21-22)|Verona|Lisboa 2013: Antwerp|Brussels|Rotterdam|Amsterdam

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by GinaDCG » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:59 am

Happy birthday from a West Virginia fan. Thank you for hours of joy listening to your songs while I walk my dogs through neighborhoods of winter greys, spring greens (which are different every year,) summer glories and autumn golds. Thank you.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by Kiwi56 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:56 pm

Dear Leonard,

since more than 35 years your songs and poems accompany me. I was listening and I'm still listening to them
during my most beautiful and my worst hours.
Thank you for all the trouble you took away from my eyes and for the joy you brought and bring in my life!

From all my heart I wish you a very happy birthday !!!
May your days are always filled with love and joy!
Thanks for all

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by holydove » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:51 pm

To my dear Leonard,

Well I guess that I heard the master sing
It was forty years ago
my master's voice through those long dark nights
would fill my empty soul

Through torment and confusion
the voice that still doth ring,
to every corner of my heart
the most intimate solace doth bring

We met when I was very young
I still hang on your every breath
Ecstatically hypnotized by you
through all my births and deaths

Dear Leonard, your exquisite voice, your brilliant words, your hypnotic music, have penetrated my heart, and given me comfort and kinship when I felt so lost and all alone; you have ferried me into deep oceans of contemplation, and lifted me into heavens of rapture and ecstasy. I love you, love you, love you, forever. . . you are the Manna from heaven and the Holy Dove of my life. I thank you with all my heart.

May you live long and prosper. May the blessings always find you wherever you are.
Happy, Happy Birthday!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Leonard!

Post by bridger15 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:54 pm

2009-San Diego|Los Ang|Nashville|St Louis|Kansas City|LVegas|San Jose
2012-Austinx2|Denver|Los Ang|Seattle|Portland

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