The Articulate Silence Of Leonard Cohen: I Heard Of A Man …

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By Leonard Cohen
From Let Us Compare Mythologies

I heard of a man
who says words so beautifully
that if he only speaks their name
women give themselves to him.

If I am dumb beside your body
while silence blossoms like tumors on our lips.
it is because I hear a man climb stairs and clear his throat outside the
   door.

Silence is a concept Leonard Cohen often addressed. The Articulate Silence Of Leonard Cohen is a collection of posts comprising the poems, songs, quotations, and other works by Cohen focusing on the absence of sound.

The Articulate Silence Of Leonard Cohen: Summer-Haiku

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By Leonard Cohen
From The Spice-Box of Earth

Silence
and a deeper silence
when the crickets
hesitate

Silence is a concept Leonard Cohen often addressed. The Articulate Silence Of Leonard Cohen is a collection of posts comprising the poems, songs, quotations, and other works by Cohen focusing on the absence of sound.

The Articulate Silence Of Leonard Cohen: Gift

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By Leonard Cohen
From The Spice-Box of Earth

You tell me that silence
is nearer to peace than poems
but if for my gift
I brought you silence
(for I know silence)
you would say
This is not silence
this is another poem
and you would hand it back to me.

Silence is a concept Leonard Cohen often addressed. The Articulate Silence Of Leonard Cohen is a collection of posts comprising the poems, songs, quotations, and other works by Cohen focusing on the absence of sound.

The Articulate Silence Of Leonard Cohen: Jikan & Silence

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When I was ordained as a zen monk, Roshi gave me the name Jikan…I have asked him what Jikan meant many times, at the appropriate moment over a drink, and he says ‘Normal silence’ or ‘Ordinary Silence’ or ‘The silence between two thoughts’.quotedown2

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Silence is a concept Leonard Cohen often addressed. The Articulate Silence Of Leonard Cohen is a collection of posts comprising the poems, songs, quotations, and other works by Cohen focusing on the absence of sound. Today’s offering, the first in the series, features his explanation of the name Roshi gave him when he was ordained a Zen Monk (for more detail, see Interpretations of “Jikan,” The Name Given Leonard Cohen As A Zen Monk By Roshi)

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  1. The silence between two thoughts by Sylvie Simmons (sylviesimmons.com) []