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Tea and Oranges

 This poem by Leena Badri and this song by Leonard Cohen seem to share a common vibe: Azza and I Share a Cup of Tea by Leena Badri, from Pank Magazine 1.1-2020 (via 3 Quarks Daily) We find a perfect piece of shade underneath the warm sun, and Azza pours the tea before she speaks …

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One Word

“I wish I could say everything in one word. I hate all the things that can happen between the beginning of a sentence and the end.” ~Leonard Cohen

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If This Is Not Your Lot

“May you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot, may blessings find you in your solitude.”  ~Leonard Cohen

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One Like Me

The Only Poemby Leonard Cohen This is the only poemI can readI am the only onecan write itI didn’t kill myselfwhen things went wrongI didn’t turnto drugs or teachingI tried to sleepbut when I couldn’t sleepI learned to writeI learned to writewhat might be readon nights like thisby one like me You can watch a …

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Closing Time

Leonard Cohen didn’t do a lot of happy, upbeat songs, but this one comes close: Full lyrics HERE.   Thematically, it’s very similar to this one: Full lyrics HERE.

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If it be your will

Antony Hegarty now goes by the name Anohni and prefers female pronouns.  There’s an old interview with her online at The Guardian that’s worth a read (LINK). I was introduced to her by someone who told me, “If you like Tiny Tim, you’re going to love this (girl).”  And he was right, I do. Full …

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Anthem

My favorite line isn’t the one you probably think it is.  It’s, “Ring the bells that still can ring.” Full lyrics HERE.

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Singin’

A quietly happy little song that escaped my notice the first time I heard it.  Now it’s one of my favorites. Full lyrics HERE.

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In case they want to know…

Full lyrics HERE.  

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Weapons

(Source:  CohenCentric)

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Acts

Excerpt from the Brihadarankyaka Upanishad: As a man acts, so does he become. A man of good deeds becomes good, a man of evil deeds becomes evil. A man becomes pure through pure deeds, impure through impure deeds. As a man’s desire is, so is his destiny. For as his desire is, so is his …

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I Just Hope He Doesn’t Get Any Uglier

The Killers by Leonard Cohen from The Energy of Slaves (1972) (via) The killers that run    the other countries are trying to get us to overthrow the killers    that run our own I for one prefer the rule    of our native killers I am convinced    the foreign killer will kill more of us than the …

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