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Thread #132656 Message #3003100
Posted By: Slag
09-Oct-10 - 06:35 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sisters of Mercy (Leonard Cohen)
Subject: RE: leonard cohen sisters of mercy
I think the difference is that Leonard it a true poet, of the first water. Dylan seems to have been a flash in the pan, not a one hit wonder by any strectch but isn't it funny how we loose the light little by little and the days grind by til the 'danes* take us down or until we just forget those creative fires and how they felt.
Cohen always had a maturity to his works that is missing in many of the others. I think that is what gives it a timeless quality, as relevant today as when we first heard them. I think in Mr. Cohen's case you could genuinely apply the word genius without fear of being overly enthusiastic of exuberant. He fits the definition. He always has.
*the Mundanes, that is!