Posts Tagged ‘Leonard Cohen’

Happy Easter 2017!

April 16, 2017

Hallelujah!  According to Leonard Cohen (songwriter), “Hallelujah is a Hebrew word which means ‘Glory to the Lord.’ The song explains that many kinds of Hallelujahs do exist. I say: All the perfect and broken Hallelujahs have an equal value.   It’s a desire to affirm my faith in life, not in some formal religious way but with enthusiasm, with emotion.”  Here are a few versions (one instrumental, two vocal [one acapella]) — on this Easter Sunday, let’s give “Glory to the Lord!”

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How Would You Define Poetry?

June 29, 2014

Poetry is generally defined as “the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts  ” But here are some other definitions of poetry, courtesy of The Cynic’s Dictionary, that you may find of interest . . . I really liked the last one.

“An activity like dropping a rose petal into the Grand Canyon and waiting for an echo.”  — Don Marquis

“Not just when the lines fail to reach the end of the page.”  — Leonard Cohen

“An impish attempt to paint the colour of the wind.”  — Maxwell Bodenheim

“A comforting piece of fiction set to more or less lascivious music.”  — H.L. Mencken

“The devil’s wine.”  — Saint Augustine

“A form of refrigeration that stops language going bad.”  — Peter Porter

“Religion without hope.”  — Jean Cocteau

“What Milton saw when he went blind.”  — Don Marquis

“Cissy stuff that rhymes.”  — Geoffrey Williams

Source: http://www.dictionary.com and The Cynic’s Dictionary by Aubrey Dillon-Malone.