Thursday, October 13, 2011

I love Leonard Cohen. I also love Gene Wilder, but that's another story. Today was a particularly Leonard Cohen stained day - not so much Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. So, I thought I would share with you all this absolutely incredible poetry reading/performance by the great man himself from 1966 that I happen to be so privileged to have in my Itunes library. DOWNLOAD IT HERE: It may change your life. (I say that so much it's lost all meaning)

Poetry can concoct such vivid and visceral imagery. I am beginning to incorporate some verses I have written into my ROOKIE diary posts. Next week, on Wednesday (Thursday morning in Australia) when my weekly collage is posted I'm going to have a poem accompanying the visual imagery. The imagery and words are supposed to sort of summarize my week. It's a really cool project actually and I'm really enjoying it.

Some favourite Leonard lines:

"Only drowning men could see him"
"But let's not talk of love or chains and things we can't untie"
"Come over to the window my little darling, I'd like to try and read your palm"
"Everybody knows that you've been faithful, ah, give or take a night or two"

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