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Leonard Cohen: Poems and Songs
Leonard Cohen: Poems and Songs | Leonard Cohen
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A magnificent selection of song lyrics and poems from across the storied career of one of the most daring and affecting poet-songwriters in the world. In the more than half century since his first book of poems was published, Leonard Cohen has evolved into an international cult figure who transcends genres and generations. This anthology contains a cross section of his five decades of influential work, including such legendary songs as Suzanne, Sisters of Mercy, Bird on the Wire, Famous Blue Raincoat, and I m Your Man and searingly memorable poems from his many acclaimed poetry collections, including "Flowers for Hitler, Beautiful Losers, "and "Death of a Lady s Man." Encompassing the erotic and the melancholy, the mystical and the sardonic, this volume showcases a writer of dazzling intelligence and live-wire emotional immediacy."
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merelybookish
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I'm sorry, did someone mention Leonard Cohen? 😍 I paid a lot to go see him in concert in 2010. I expected to cry. Instead I was enthralled. Even in his 70s, his sex appeal was palpable. Such a gorgeous, brilliant man, inside and out!
#dancemetotheendoflove #timbittumes @cinhen @TheKidUpstairs

Cinfhen 🙌🏻💕Hallelujah 11mo
Cathythoughts I agree ♥️. I saw him in Dublin , he must have been hitting 80 ( maybe he was 80 ? ) He was kneeling down on the stage in the reverie of his singing .... I‘ll never forget it. A precious memory. ♥️ 11mo
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 11mo
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GripLitGrl
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TheSpineView ❤❤❤ 11mo
Jas16 I have a line from this song tattooed on my arm ❤️ 11mo
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RowReads1
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1. Lots & lots. Favorites change often. Longtime favorites like Cohen and Portishead. Sometimes newer music creeps in like Banks😆.

2. Nope.

3. An hour around lunch time and a couple hours in the evening.

4. Not much.

5. I cry easily😢.
#MinDea #HumpDayPost

Cathythoughts Leonard Cohen ❤️💔 1y
BookishJess Love Portishead too! 1y
batsy Portishead 💙 1y
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Cathythoughts
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Sorry, to fill up the posts/feed , but only want to share that this is the version by Sharon Robinson that I wanted to share ; I can‘t yet do “ the link “ to it ...

Cathythoughts Hi @theresidentromantic love your new pic 🙋🏻‍♀️❤️ 2y
theresidentromantic @Cathythoughts Hello!! ❤ Thank you! It's been two days, but I'm still not used to looking up through my bangs and seeing pink lol How are you? 2y
Cathythoughts I‘m good. Thankyou! Pink is your colour 💕😉 @theresidentromantic (edited) 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#quotsymarch18 #sudden This song is taken from a Greek poem , the lyrics & melody ❤️

Suddenly the night has grown colder
The god of love preparing to depart
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulders
They slip between the sentries of the heart

Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure
They gain the light , they formlessly entwine
And radiant beyond your wildest measure
They fall among the voices & the wine ...

Sung by Sharon Robinson, my fave Song ❤️

TrishB Beautiful 💕 2y
Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s very powerful 💕 2y
merelybookish Leonard Cohen ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Cathythoughts @merelybookish do you know this one as Sharon Robinson sings it !!! It‘s a hard hitter ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2y
merelybookish @Cathythoughts No! I haven't heard of Sharon Robinson but will check her out! 2y
Cathythoughts @merelybookish ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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#QuotsyMarch18 #grace ......... The grace of the dancer ❤️❤️❤️

DeborahSmall ❤️❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 💃🏻🕺🏻❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @DeborahSmall @erzascarletbookgasm ❤️❤️❤️💃🏾🕺🏾 2y
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Cathythoughts
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#QuotsyMarch18 #mirror

From Leonard Cohens Suzanne :

There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror ....

Pic on today‘s walk 🌞

eanderson Very pretty! 😍 2y
batsy Lovely! No more ❄️❄️❄️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely view! 2y
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Cathythoughts @eanderson @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks galls , yes it was so lovely walking the dogs today. Rain forecast for this afternoon 🙄. 🙏🏻💕💕 2y
GripLitGrl 💗💗 2y
Cathythoughts @GripLitGrl 💕💕💕 2y
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Krisjericho
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This one gets me every time. #light #quotsy #quotsydec17

tournevis Let us remember this today! 2y
TK-421 I love Leonard Cohen 💔 So sad he's gone, but grateful for the legacy of his words & music (edited) 2y
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merelybookish
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This was a toughie! But for some reason, it made me think of Leonard Cohen and his song about Suzanne, a woman I imagine to have a powerful #aura.
#quotsynov17 @TK-421

LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
TK-421 ❤️ 2y
Dragon One of my favourites! Couldn‘t help but sing it out loud when I read it ! ❤️👍 2y
merelybookish @LeahBergen @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @TK-421 @Dragon Glad to know other love Leonard too!! 2y
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NotAJot
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Happiness.

julesG Bliss, if it wasn't 4°C outside. 😜 2y
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writerlibrarian
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Fits the time we are living in. #rhymes #uncannyOctober

merelybookish ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts That's one of my fave Leonard Cohen lines. A wise man & so unassuming. So humble. He spoke too when he was dying & instead of the hard inner voice, he said he felt a huge compassion for himself & his life. I'd say his time in the monasteries stood to him ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2y
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DennisJacobRosenfeld
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Yesterday was filled with saddening news. The violence to which humanity constantly stoops is baffling. The only antidote is beauty and love. We are so much more than our destructive sides. Lest we forget in times of turmoil.

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GatheringBooks
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#UncannyOctober Day 1: I try to bring poetry with me when I travel, so I ordered this along with my Brazilian reads #OctoberMostAnticipated

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merelybookish
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A poem by that sexy beast, gravel-voiced troubadour, Buddhist monk, Renaissance man Leonard Cohen.
#Hallelujah, I got to see him in concert a few years ago. The ticket was crazy expensive but worth every single penny.
#junetunz @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Love EVERYTHING about this post 😍💗🙌🏻 3y
Jas16 My friend and I often reminisce about how the tickets to see him were the most expensive concert tickets of our lives but worth every penny 3y
merelybookish @Cinfhen Thanks! What's not to love about Leonard Cohen! 3y
merelybookish @Jas16 Oh I know! I went by myself. My husband didn't want to pay that much and none of my friends did either. But it didn't matter. 3y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Vanessa
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Pretty much how I felt at the end of 2016.
Happy New Year!
Let's hope for less syphilis and lip cancer in 2017. 😂

todd Sadly it sums thing up for me too. Thanks for sharing it! (edited) 3y
Vanessa My best wishes to you for happier times ahead! 😌 @todd 3y
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MonikaS
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RIP Leonard Cohen

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squarepeginroundhole

RIP. 😢😢

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BooksGirlsCats
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So sad to hear about Leonard- I would have loved to hear what he had to say about this week...

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LeahBergen
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What a brilliant man.

KVanRead 💔 3y
Abailliekaras Beautiful words. 😥 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi 💔😢 3y
Bklover 💔😢 3y
Bette ❤️😢💔 3y
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Dragon So sad 😭 3y
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Missusb
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Several listens to several versions. All equally worthy. #vale #leonardcohen

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Liberty
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💔💔💔💔💔💔

UnabridgedTomes Seriously, 2016 is the worst year ever. 3y
merelybookish 😢😢😢 3y
ApoptyGina69 I feel so selfish saying/feeling I just didn't need this today, but jeez... 3y
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KVanRead So saddened by this, but his lyrics on You Want it Darker are a comfort, "Hineini, hineini. I'm ready my Lord." 3y
MicheleinPhilly I will never be more happy to see a year end than this one. 3y
Tanner 😢 3y
PenguinInFlight Seriously...2016 has been brutal. 😓💔 3y
MagdaRosol Heartbroken 3y
vivastory I never got the chance to see him in concert. 2016 can go to hell 3y
Bette 😪🎶💔 3y
Oblomov26 One of my favorites. The man wrote words which spoke directly to me. 3y
Read66 Saw him in concert about 6 years ago. He did 7 encores that night 3y
CherylDeFranceschi 💔😭 3y
DaveNeufeld Gone to the tower of song 💔🇨🇦🎼 3y
Kimzey https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=llkmYnl3I6s. (I'm hoping this link is a YouTube video of "I Can't Forget.") 3y
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KVanRead
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We lost one of our greatest voices today. RIP 😢

Tanner 😢 3y
Oblomov26 This year 😢 3y
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Kimzey I just saw that. I'm very sad to hear it. 😢 3y
Bibliogeekery 😢💔😢 3y
Bette 🎶💔😪 3y
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Krisjericho
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"And even though it all went wrong/I'll stand before the Lord of Song/With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah"

? His poetry and lyrics spoke to my soul. Rest in peace, and thank you for your words.

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shawnmooney
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RIP, Leonard Cohen

Lindy 😟😟😟😟😟 3y
ApoptyGina69 So sad to hear about this! I just sat down to snuggle in with litsy and-bad news. Sigh. 3y
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CarolynOliver
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Got myself a little present for my office (even if most of the poems are #rereads). #booktober

EloisaJames I really enjoy his songs but I love his poetry. 3y
CarolynOliver @EloisaJames Me too. 💜 3y
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There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

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Pickpick

I love everything Leonard has ever done. I especially love singing these in my head in his gravelly voice...so an obvious choice for both today's #AugustPhotoChallenge (music + books)!

Also, thanks to @Kitta for buying me this for my birthday 😊

@TheSpinecrackersBookClub

MrBook 😁👏🏻👍🏻👌🏻 3y
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