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Today for some odd reason, probably because it's spring, I'm thinking of Leonard Cohen. So I'd like to share some thoughts I have about this wonderfully "real" man. Both Leonard and Irving Layton mean so much to me, a young Canadian growing up in the 70s and looking up to them wide eyed. So I'd like to talk about him and also ask you - What's your favorite Leonard Cohen moment, video, song? Let's honor the guy before the worms do.... My own fav. is Dance me to the end of love. Love the poem, love the song...

He spoke to me, so intelligently, with such power. Leonard's words were like deep bursting neutrino's - full of dark matter and energy, massive energy. Unlike Dylan, it didn't come easy to him - he once met Dylan, very late along both's career paths, in Paris backstage after a Dylan concert. Leonard Cohen asked him "Hey, I really love your song, "I want you". How long did it take to write? " Dylan said he wrote it in the shower and recorded it later that day. Dylan asked, "Man, I think that song, "The Law" is so cool. How long did it take you to write?" Cohen replied, "about 2 years". There is a lot of truth on both accounts in that anecdote.

In this classic NFB film, Cohen talks even then in the 60s, about his search for self - each day trying to find grace and peace within. His own Buddhism really shamed all those who in Hollywood searched out Buddha with a spotlight. He went about in his own way, on this path of truth. Watch the vid and see/hear so much TRUTH.

And then there is Suzanne! This report shows the woman behind Suzanne, an actual older woman and love of Leonard. She now lives in a car in California.......still a bohemian like in Cohen's poem. Here's a great interview with her. But what a song.......Now back to my book (Book of Longing), his later writings I got from my mother last year and I'm now picking up in hope and search of TRUTH. Thanks Leonard!

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Comment by Ellen Pham on April 24, 2009 at 6:32am
Half crazy with Suzanne on Hors, and the beauty that came with her : )


VINCENZINA et ANGELO

Suzanne testo

Nel suo posto in riva al fiume
Suzanne ti ha voluto accanto
e ora ascolti andar le barche
ora vuoi dormirle accanto
si lo sai che lei è pazza
ma per questo sei con lei
e ti offre il the e le arance
che ha portato dalla Cina

e proprio mentre stai per dirle
che non hai niente da offrirle
lei è già sulla tua onda

e fa il fiume ti risponda
che da sempre siete amanti.

E tu vuoi viaggiarle insieme
vuoi viaggiarle insieme ciecamente
perchè sai che le hai toccato il corpo
il suo corpo perfetto con la mente.

E Gesù fu marinaio
finchè camminò sull'acqua
e restò per molto tempo
a guardare solitario
dalla sua torre di legno
e poi quando fu sicuro
che soltanto agli annegati
fosse dato di vederlo
disse: Siate marinai finchè il mare vi libererà.

E lui stesso fu spezzato
ma più umano abbandonato
nella nostra mente lui non naufragò.

E tu vuoi viaggiarle insieme
vuoi viaggiarle insieme ciecamente
forse avrai fiducia in lui
perchè ti ha toccato il corpo con la mente.

E Suzanne ti da la mano,
ti accompagna lungo il fiume,
porta addosso stracci e piume
presi in qualche dormitorio
il sole scende come miele
su di lei donna del porto
e ti indica i colori
tra la spazzatura e i fiori
scopri eroi tra le alghe marce
e bambini nel mattino
che si sporgono all'amore
e si sporgeranno sempre
e Suzanne regge lo specchio.

E tu vuoi viaggiarle insieme
vuoi viaggiarle insieme ciecamente
perchè sai che ti ha toccato il corpo
il suo corpo perfetto con la mente.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II2KQhcOi0k

Suzanne t'emmène écouter les sirènes
Elle te prend par la main Pour passer une nuit sans fin
Tu sais qu'elle est à moitié folle C'est pourquoi tu veux rester
Sur un plateau d'argent Elle te sert du thé au jasmin
Et quand tu voudrais lui dire Tu n'as pas d'amour pour elle
Elle t'appelle dans ses ondes Et laisse la mer répondre
Que depuis toujours tu l'aimes

Tu veux rester à ses côtés
Maintenant, tu n'as plus peur
De voyager les yeux fermés
Une flamme brûle dans ton cœur


Il était un pêcheur venu sur la terre
Qui a veillé très longtemps
Du haut d'une tour solitaire
Quand il a compris que seuls
Les hommes perdus le voyaient
Il a dit qu'on voguerait
Jusqu'à ce que les vagues nous libèrent
Mais lui-même fut brisé
Bien avant que le ciel s'ouvre
Délaissé et presqu'un homme
Il a coulé sous votre sagesse
Comme une pierre


Tu veux rester à ses côtés
Maintenant, tu n'as plus peur
De voyager les yeux fermés
Une flamme brûle dans ton cœur

Suzanne t'emmène écouter les sirènes
Elle te prend par la main
Pour passer une nuit sans fin
Comme du miel, le soleil coule
Sur Notre Dame des Pleurs
Elle te montre où chercher
Parmi les déchets et les fleurs
Dans les algues, il y a des rêves
Des enfants au petit matin
Qui se penchent vers l'amour
Ils se penchent comme ça toujours
Et Suzanne tient le miroir

Tu veux rester à ses côtés
Maintenant, tu n'as plus peur
De voyager les yeux fermés
Une blessure étrange dans ton cœur
Comment by Ellen Pham on April 24, 2009 at 6:36am
Translations were created by the people who sang on Hors, moved by the song...

Supporter
Comment by Gražina on April 28, 2009 at 8:39pm
Ah Ellen!! have been good times ...Suzanne - my bad English :] I apologize.
Comment by Ellen Pham on April 28, 2009 at 9:02pm
Most beautiful voice, Grazina... so full of light : )

And of course Angelo, you know he does it for me :D I think I will go wash some dishes.... (dreamy)

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