Video: Leonard Cohen Recites W.B.Yeats – Lissadell House 2010

Leonard Cohen Recites Lines From “In Memory Of Eva Gore-Booth And Con Markiewicz” By William Butler Yeats
Lissadell House-Sligo: July 31, 2010
Video by albertnoonan

The light of evening, Lissadell,
Great windows open to the south,
Two girls in silk kimonos, both
Beautiful, one a gazelle.
But a raving autumn shears
Blossom from the summer’s wreath;
The older is condemned to death,
Pardoned, drags out lonely years
Conspiring among the ignorant.
I know not what the younger dreams –
Some vague Utopia – and she seems,
When withered old and skeleton-gaunt,
An image of such politics.
Many a time I think to seek
One or the other out and speak
Of that old Georgian mansion, mix
pictures of the mind, recall
That table and the talk of youth,
Two girls in silk kimonos, both
Beautiful, one a gazelle.

Dear shadows, now you know it all,
All the folly of a fight
With a common wrong or right.
The innocent and the beautiful.
Have no enemy but time;
Arise and bid me strike a match
And strike another till time catch;
Should the conflagration climb,
Run till all the sages know.
We the great gazebo built,
They convicted us of guilt;

Bid me strike a match and blow.

“Here’s a song for the people of New Orleans” Leonard Cohen Performs Banjo – Amsterdam 2012

Featuring Neil Larsen, Alex Bublitchi, & Sharon Robinson

Leonard rarely performed Banjo in concert. In fact, the only other videotaped performance I’ve found was at the Aug 14, 2012 Ghent show: Video: Leonard Cohen’s Touching Performance Of Banjo – Ghent 2012

Leonard Cohen – Banjo
Amsterdam: August 21, 2012
Video by vpmusicblog

“And I never got to tell you just how beautiful you are – And I mean it, goddamnit, I really mean it” Leonard Cohen Bids Farewell – Dublin 2013

Leonard Cohen’s Heartfelt, Emphatic Parting From Dublin

The notable remarks begin at 1:14, but Leonard Cohen’s facial expression, his voice, and his movements are most intense beginning at 1:43.

Leonard Cohen – Final Portion of Closing Time & Final Comments
Dublin: Sept 12, 2013
Video: Gwenluvsmusic

Originally posted September 14, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Never Before Published Video From The 1972 Bird On A Wire Concerts: Leonard Cohen Performs Suzanne

Also see The 1972 Bird On A Wire Concerts: Leonard Cohen Performs Marianne

For more information about this soon to be released documentary, see Tony Palmer’s New DVD Of Previously Unseen 1972 Leonard Cohen Concert Footage

Never Before Published Video From The 1972 Bird On A Wire Concerts: Leonard Cohen Performs Marianne

Also see The 1972 Bird On A Wire Concerts: Leonard Cohen Performs Suzanne

For more information about this soon to be released documentary, see Tony Palmer’s New DVD Of Previously Unseen 1972 Leonard Cohen Concert Footage