Thursday, February 27, 2014


Leonard Cohen

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The Future by Leonard Cohen

First We Take Manhattan by Leonard Cohen

Democracy by Leonard Cohen

Bird On the Wire by Leonard Cohen

Take This Waltz by Leonard Cohen

Story of Isaac by Leonard Cohen

I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen

For Anne by Leonard Cohen

Dance Me To the End of Love - Leonard Cohen

Dance Me To The End Of Love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance Me to the End of Love by Leonard Cohen Analysis
The words in this poem describe a man and woman who are dancing, yet the man is asking for the woman to dance him or help him to do many things. This couple are exactly like the string quartet. Both of these groups of people are going to be killed in the crematorium but, they can experience joy, whether it'd be playing music or dancing, for the last time until before their end. It shows that both these groups, predominantly the couple, are enjoying themselves through something they love and are forgetting all their troubles and concerns of their deaths. He is asking her to take them back to happier times and reflect on their lives and realise the happiness in their lives before their end.

Anthem - Leonard Cohen


The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don't dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.

Anthem by Leonard Cohen Analysis

Don't Let the Horse by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Birds With Two Right Wings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

History of the Airplane by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Number 20 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

This is a picture representing a guy meeting a girl at the penny candy store whom he fell in love with, in the poem Number 20 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Number 20 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The penny candystore beyond the El

is where I first
fell in love
with unreality
Jellybeans glowed in the semi-gloom
of that september afternoon
A cat upon the counter moved among
the licorice sticks
and tootsie rolls
and Oh Boy Gum

Outside the leaves were falling as they died

A wind had blown away the sun

A girl ran in
Her hair was rainy
Her breasts were breathless in the little room

Outside the leaves were falling
and they cried
Too soon! too soon!

Number 8 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Number 8 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

It was a face which darkness could kill
in an instant
a face as easily hurt
by laughter or light

'We think differently at night'
she told me once
lying back languidly

And she would quote Cocteau

'I feel there is an angel in me' she'd say
'whom I am constantly shocking'

Then she would smile and look away
light a cigarette for me
sigh and rise

and stretch
her sweet anatomy

let fall a stocking 

Dova Sta Amore by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The premiere performance of "A Coney Island of the Mind", music by Anthony Cornicello, texts by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Musicians: Anthony Cornicello: conductor, David Belles: tenor (voice), Demetrius Spaneas: Bass Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone, Dan Hartington: Electric Guitar, Michael Schiano: Accordion/Kalimba, Jeff Calissi: Marimba/Drumset, Rebecca McNair Calissi: Keyboard/Electronics, Ryan Ford: Bass.   So this is basically a sound track to the poem of Dove Sta Amore by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Dove Sta Amore by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Dove sta amore
Where lies love
Dove sta amore
Here lies love
The ring dove love
In lyrical delight
Hear love's hillsong
Love's true willsong
Love's low plainsong
Too sweet painsong
In passages of night
Dove sta amore
Here lies love
The ring dove love
Dove sta amore
Here lies love 

Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Baseball Canto by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Driving a Cardboard Automobile Without a License by Lawrence Ferlinghetti