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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 9:56:24 AM

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Canada mourns the death of Leonard Cohen. He wrote and sang my favorite love song "Hallelujah".

Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 11:17:03 AM
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Rest in peace, Leonard.
I'm sorry I fell asleep while you were on stage at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. You just came on a little late.
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 11:34:38 AM

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From his first sweet "Suzanne" to the huskier, murkier "I'm your Man" and "Tower of Song" and on...
Haunting; mystical; darkly humorous and in the end optimistic.
I loved him and mourn him with his many, many Canadian friends.

Shalom and Bon voyage, mon amie.
Ernesto Domingo
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 1:10:38 PM

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It´s a sad day, because we lost a great singer, poet and composer. A great man Pray
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 4:27:00 PM

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He left us Suzanne and his famous blue raincoat
Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2016 11:34:52 AM
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Hope... I knew that you would be the one to bring Leonard Cohen forward, to acknowledge his brilliance. Being rather biased as a former Montrealer and having lived through much of his poetry and music, I salute the passing of a great Canadian.

I was recently in Prague and attended a beautiful concert in the Spanish Synagogue where members of the Czech Collegium performed classical as well as contemporary pieces, Hallelujah being the biggest drawing card for me. I was not disappointed and it even made me homesick.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:46:41 AM

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I can still remember reading The Spice-Box Of Earth the first time, 1972. After that I started to listen his songs, too. Great singer and songwriter, and a great poet. We miss you, man.
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 12:53:05 PM

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I remember thinking that he had a dreary, gloomy voice. It took a few months of hearing him occasionally to realise that he wasn't gloomy. He really felt what he was singing about.

Fifty years on, he was still singing with the same sincerity and 'style' - an amazing achievement from a brilliant poet and artist.

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His poetry inspires, and will live on.

"How do we produce work that touches the heart?
We don't want to live a frivolous life. We want to be serious
with each other, with out friends, with our work.
That doesn't mean being gloomy or grim, but seriousness
has a kind of voluptuous aspect to it.
It is something that we are deeply hungry for,
to take ourselves seriously and be able to enjoy
the nourishment of seriousness, that gravity, that weight."

Leonard Cohen
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