Sunday, August 31, 2014
I wandered into the Automat
Wearing a kind of religious hat
The meatballs were round
And the pancakes were flat
I asked G-d in heaven
To keep it like that
- -1970
"The Old Automat on 23rd St.," a poem by Leonard Cohen from his book Book of Longing.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Photo shared by j_buhrmester on Instagram.
Photographer and year unknown.

cohenyearsphotos:

Photo shared by j_buhrmester on Instagram.

Photographer and year unknown.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems Is #1 on Amazon

Leonard’s new album, Popular Problems, scheduled for release on September 23, 2014, is now #1 on Amazon in the US and in Canada!!!

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Canada

…And where do all these highways go
Now that we are free?
Why are the armies marching still
That were coming home to me?
O lady with your legs so fine
O stranger at your wheel
You are locked into your suffering
And your pleasures are the seal

The age of lust is giving birth
But both the parents ask the nurse
To tell them fairy tales on both sides of the glass
And now the infant with his cord
Is hauled in like a kite
And one eye filled with blueprints
One eye filled with night

O come with me my little one
And we will find that farm
And grow us grass and apples there
To keep all the animals warm
And if by chance I wake at night
And I ask you who I am
O take me to the slaughter house
I will wait there with the lamb…

From “Stories Of The Street,” a song by Leonard Cohen from his album Songs Of Leonard Cohen.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Leonard Cohen, is the men who literally influenced my life and way of thinking about love and relationships… I adore his work since I listened first time his song, The Sister of Mercy on Radio Luxemburg, from Warsaw, Poland in 1975, I believe… (at that time there was no western albums in Poland).
Copyright © 1985 by Andrzej Kielbowicz

Kindly shared by Andrezej Kielbowicz on Leonard’s Facebook page.

cohenyearsphotos:

Leonard Cohen, is the men who literally influenced my life and way of thinking about love and relationships… I adore his work since I listened first time his song, The Sister of Mercy on Radio Luxemburg, from Warsaw, Poland in 1975, I believe… (at that time there was no western albums in Poland).

Copyright © 1985 by Andrzej Kielbowicz

Kindly shared by Andrezej Kielbowicz on Leonard’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

…I know you must call me traitor
because I have wasted my blood
in aimless love
and you are right
Blood like that
never won an inch of star

You know how to call me
although such a noise now
would only confuse the air
Neither of us can forget
the steps we danced
the words you stretched
to call me out of dust…

From “The Way Back,” a poem by Leonard Cohen from his book Flowers for Hitler.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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From “First We Take the Main: A tour of Leonard Cohen’s Montreal through the eyes of his lifelong friend” by Christine Langlois, Reader’s Digest, October 2009. Photo by Jean-Francois Bérubé.

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From “First We Take the Main: A tour of Leonard Cohen’s Montreal through the eyes of his lifelong friend” by Christine Langlois, Reader’s Digest, October 2009. Photo by Jean-Francois Bérubé.

Monday, August 25, 2014

All summer long she touched me
She gathered in my soul
From many a thorn, from many thickets
Her fingers like a weaver’s, quick and cool

And the light came from her body
And the night went through her grace
All summer long she touched me
And I knew her, I knew her face to face

And her dress was blue and silver
And her words were few and small
She is the vessel of the whole wide world
Mistress, oh mistress of us all

Dear Lady, Queen of Solitude
I thank you with my heart
For keeping me so close to thee
While so many, oh so many stood apart…

From “Our Lady of Solitude,” a song by Leonard Cohen from his album Recent Songs.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
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Here’s a cool photo of Leonard Cohen in monk’s robes at Mt Baldy

Shared by @writefromwithin on Twitter.
Year and photographer unknown.

cohenyearsphotos:

Here’s a cool photo of Leonard Cohen in monk’s robes at Mt Baldy

Shared by @writefromwithin on Twitter.

Year and photographer unknown.

Friday, August 22, 2014

the crow knows
exactly where to sit
on the yellow bench

the wave
exactly where to break

the jaw that will not
unclench
is fastened perfectly
to the writer’s skull

future generations
come like clockwork
under the damp
cement arches

to include themselves
in this well-recorded
afternoon

"Clockwork," a poem by Leonard Cohen from his book Book of Longing