Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’

10 thoughts on “Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’”

  1. I am most impressed by Leonard Cohen
    I love part of the poem Ring the bells that still can ring
    forget your perfect offering
    everything has a crack in it
    that is how the light gets in.
    I am 70 plus and have written a poetry book and would love to start the first page of my book with Leonard Cohen’s ring the bells, of course with Leonard Cohen’s name below the poem. I believe there are four lines
    I am asking permission now to use those lines.
    Thank you,
    Frances L.O’Donnell
    My email address
    franod88@gmail.com

  2. I’m really unsure about the National Trust parody plagiarism in their latest tv ad which uses Anthem to promote tourism by showing a coastline and ‘singing’ that’s where the time comes in – or something like that. I thought there was some kind of law against it and ‘parody’ was supposed to be funny as decided by a judge. As if a judge is likely to laugh much. I even looked for some kind of acknowledgement for Leonard bu didn’t see one.
    Am I the only one to make the link between this ad’ and Anthem?
    What do others think?
    John

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