In memory of Leonard Cohen, 9/21/1934 – 11/10/2016
Very Nice Pics .Also My memory
I’m glad this spoke to you. Thank you …
I want to talk with u every day
Do you also paint, or are you a poet?
No sir, I am neither an artist nor a poet. My meager talents are limited to what you see in these posts.
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Today is a sad day. We lost the Poet of song.
A sad day. Leonard Cohen had been my motivator for writing for 40 years. He was the Poet of song.
What a beautiful tribute, John. I hope that in this great universe of ours there is a way for your words to reach him. I think he would be immensely pleased.
We have lost one of the great men of song. He shall be missed.
Missed indeed, John. But never forgotten — thanks in part to writers like you who will keep writing.
Yes, pretty devastated to hear. I was in the car for the last hour or so and they played a few of his best songs.
Which was your favorite, Terry? Mine — clichéd though the selection may be — was “Hallelujah.” It was the first Leonard Cohen song i ever heard, sung by a street musician on a bridge in Paris on a cold and windy evening. Both the words and the performance captured so beautifully the disillusion of that “cold and broken hallelujah.” What a poet he was …
There’s a few, gosh. Famous blue raincoat, Alexandra Leaving, probably jump out the most but I could so easily keep on going. He has come to Australia a couple of times in the last years and I Leo to myself “Next time I’ll go….”
What a shame you didn’t get to see him live! Neither did i, so i share the same regret.
As for your picks: Famous Blue Raincoat! Isn’t that marvelous writing? I find it unbearably beautiful for its intimacy. There’s a whole twisted story there, but he paints it with the broadest strokes and lets you fill in the rest. Nice choice, Terry.
Well, my heartfelt condolences to you. Although neither of us knew him personally, there’s still a very real and tangible sense of loss when an artist who speaks to us passes on …
My daughter got this news late last night and was very sad. Her favorite is hallelujah . His writing was phenomenal.
Please pass on my kind wishes to your daughter, Bethany. Whether we know the poet personally or not, it’s always difficult to lose someone who speaks to our soul.
“Said” not “Leo”!
Darned auto-correct! 😉
“unbearably beautiful for its intimacy” . So true
… though something tells me Leonard would have described it quite differently. I’m always a little bit conflicted about loving a work that was created out of someone else’s pain.
I think you’re right, he probably would have described it differently, but it’s still true for us. And I’m guessing he expressed his pain at least partly so that we could identify with it. Every artist wants to express themselves (trust me as a musician on that and I’ll bet you as a photographer are the same) – I think if someone wrote a song or a poem (or took a photo) and kept it to themselves it wouldn’t be the same for them, and we would be the poorer
As always, you make an excellent point Terry. Thank you for that.
That’s how the light gets in..
It is a beautiful picture suitable for such a wonderful artist ❤ ❤ ❤
Aw, Hanna. Thank you! xx
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A soul message for all Americans at this difficult time.
Amen! Thank you.
This was so adorable! Giggles, thank for posting this sweetheart.
A big ❤︎ to you, Michelle-Lynn.
Giggles. Thanks sweetheart.
Cohen deserves Nobel…
Agreed! And a Pulitzer in poetry as well.
A poignant image and an elegant quote. We have lost anther giant – I can’t recall a year in which we have lost such a range of talent as this one.
It has indeed been a tough year, hasn’t it. Although it’s of small consolation, I am grateful that we at least live in an age in which we can record these greats and share their art so easily.
Nice one there
It was heartfelt. Thank you!
I love his voice singin’ beautiful songs. So sad…
… and I loved that mind of his, which *wrote* those beautiful songs. It seems unfair such people — the best among us — can’t live forever.
Postingannya keren banger, saya suka gambarnya, salam kenal, saya dari Indonesia
Gembira dapat bertemu dengan anda juga. salam dari Minnesota!
Eye catching and inspiring pics!
Thank you, Jerry!
My pleasure to follow you!
Thank you, Jerry. I am honored.
thank for posting this
I’m honored it resonated with you. Thank you!
Wow… this blog is amazing, it was on my recomended list and wow what a result
How sweet of you to say, Lyra. Thank you!
I think I could read this every day – thanks for an always beautiful quote, but especially pertinent right now 🙂
Thank you so much for your sweet note, Lara. I’ve been meditating on this quote every day too, and the more I think about it the more I admire Mr. Cohen. As you say, it’s especially pertinent. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Glad for beauty shared in words and spirit, H “)
Thanks. Realy nice article
Thank you! I’m glad it spoke to you.
This is an amazing article! You are my favorite blogger!!!!!
How sweet of you. Thank you!
… and with those two words you’ve made my WEEK, Roger. Thank you.
I’ve never really followed his music but since his passing I’ve seen a number of quotes that really resonate. These words especially find me thinking about how he saw a basic truth about life and conveyed it so profoundly. Thanks for sharing it.
You’ve said it so beautifully! Leonard really did have a gift for cutting to the very heart of things — especially the brokenness that seems to be an inherent part of the human condition. Thank you so much for stopping by, and especially for your kind comment!
It’s been my pleasure 😀
Love Leonard Cohen !!
Me too! I’m glad he lived in an age in which such a wide audience could hear his words and music.
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His Beautiful Words Shall Always Remain With Us.
True…clear…beautiful…brightened my day.
Leonard Cohen sure knew how to put simple truths into beautiful verse, didn’t he? Thank you so much for stopping by!
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