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Thread #120299   Message #2615158
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
20-Apr-09 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Cohen / Lightfoot / Tyson
Subject: RE: Cohen / Lightfoot / Tyson
Tyson and Lightfoot songs should not be compared with the poetry (and songs) of Cohen.
All excellent, all distinctive, but Cohen's compositions are distinctive and original.

See Leonard Cohen's poems; "Collected Poems, 1956-1968," "Stranger Music" (poems and songs), "Dance Me to the End of Music," "Book of Mercy" (a sequence of modern psalms), or in collections such as "Fifteen Canadian Poets," Oxford Press, where his poems appear with those of Michael Ondatje, Margaret Atwood, Irving Layton, etc.