Speaking

COHEN

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen and His Words

...You are playing to people who have experienced a catastrophe.
This should make you very quiet.
Speak the words, convey the data, step aside.
Everyone knows you are in pain.
You cannot tell the audience everything you know about love
in every line of love you speak.
Step aside and they will know what you know
because they know it already.
You have nothing to teach them...
                                                          How to Speak Poetry
                                                              Death of a Lady's Man
                                                       & Stranger Music

There is a path for every broken heart.--L.C. 1988

So come, my friends, be not afraid.
We are so lightly here.
It is in love that we are made;
In love we disappear.
Though all the maps of blood and flesh
Are posted on the door,
There's no one who has told us yet
What Boogie Street is for.

                                                      Boogie Street
                                                   Ten New Songs

Portrait of Leonard Cohen by Montreal Photographer Marko Kulik - All rights reserved

Portrait of Leonard Cohen by Montreal Photographer Marko Kulik -
All rights reserved.


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Leonard Cohen's Old Ideas has reached unprecedented worldwide creative and commercial heights with debuts in the #1 position on the official Album Sales Chart in 9 countries. It is the highest debuting album of Leonard Cohen's career! Both The Washington Post (U.S.) and The Telegraph (UK) declare Old Ideas "a work of genius," and worldwide praise continues to mount. In his fifth decade of producing critically-acclaimed music, Cohen remains at the top of his game, a rare event for an older artist. In TIME Magazine, Adam Kivel observes about Cohen, "...here he is...delivering material that matches the depth and power of that first solo record, covering the same tropes of mortality, sexuality, and religion, while remaining as vibrant and striking a poet as ever... Listeners have been relying on Cohen's heartbroken yet grinning, world-weary yet hopeful voice to get through that night for decades, and this album should continue that for a whole new batch of souls."



Old Ideas is available at
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Leonard's latest book is now in stores

Book of Longing expresses Leonard's uncompromising vision
and deepest introspection through his poems, lyrics and musings
and personal drawings and sketches.

Visit the Book of Longing website for more details.
Book of Longing





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There is a path for every broken heart.--L.C. 1988

This site was created and is maintained by MarieM.
The sole purpose of this site is to provide Cohen fans
everywhere an opportunity to gain further insights and pleasure
from The Man and his words.
I hope that the writers and photographers who's work
is featured in these pages, as well as the magazines which
published those works, will forgive the insatiable desire
of fans to lay their hands upon anything
concerning the work and words of Leonard Cohen.

I wish to thank Jarkko Arjatsalo and Dick Straub
for their encouragement and kindness and
Patrice Clos for knowing my heart.
And there are not enough ways to say thank you
to Leonard Cohen for the joy and comfort
his work has provided me.

Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
Email Marie at Megan2C2B@aol.com

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