Saunders: And that was something you shared, both of you? They help …  Verdals Beziehung zu Cohen endete, als sie 1966 in die USA zog. Saunders: So Leonard Cohen saw you when you were a young girl in love? I forget that Leonard is more than just an amazing poet and philosopher. Saunders: What did you think about your portrayal? And I may or may not have spoken to Leonard about, you know I did pray to Christ, to Jesus Christ and to St. Joan at the time, and still do. Sowohl sie als auch Cohen beschrieben ihre Beziehung retrospektiv als rein platonisch.
These birds form partnerships which last a lifetime and are devoted partners and parents. Saunders: Do you remember exactly when you met Leonard Cohen? Beide unternahmen lange Spaziergänge am Sankt-Lorenz-Strom, die sie zum Hafen und zur Seefahrerkirche Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours führten, und beobachteten dabei die ein- und auslaufenden Schiffe. I just would speak and I would move and I would encourage and he would just kind of like sit back and grin while soaking it all up and I wouldn’t always get feedback, but I felt his presence really being with me. Suzanne: Oh yes, yes, I don’t hesitate to speak of this, absolutely. That was me. ( divorced) ( 1 child) Trivia (2) Bohemian dancer who met poet and musician Leonard Cohen in Montreal in the 1960's. Suzanne erschien zunächst in dem 1966 veröffentlichten Album, Niederschrift eines BBC-Interviews mit Suzanne Verdal vom Juni 1998, Programmliste des Senders BBC Radio 4 vom 23. She became the muse of dozens of Beat poets but for one, Leonard Cohen, she became extra special. IT was the letter of love that touched the world – singer Leonard Cohen’s last words to his most passionate partner. There was the activism. I don’t mean to be maudlin about it, but we’ve kind of gone our different ways and lost touch and some of my most beloved friends have departed from this planet into the other spheres. Daraus wurde schließlich das Lied Suzanne, das zunächst von Judy Collins und 1967 dann auch von Cohen selbst vertont wurde.[Anm. What came later was not remaining friends with Leonard and not knowing why. Suzanne: It was maybe several months into my relationship with Armand, which was mostly based on being dancing partners together. Suzanne was a friend, Suzanne Verdal, who really did serve him tea and oranges in her loft by the river. Moira Nordholt is pledging $1 per km/mile on a trip from California to the Northwest Territory to help our dear friend, Suzanne. Narrator: Now, "You Probably Think This Song Is about You" and a trip back to the early 60’s in Montreal to meet a young dancer married to Armand, a handsome sculptor. (from wikipedia) Leonard Cohen specified, notably in a BBC interview, that the song was about encountering Suzanne Verdal, the wife of sculptor Armand Vaillancourt, in a Montréal setting. Suzanne: The Beat scene was beautiful. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 23. Suzanne: I’ll never really know because there is a part of me that doesn’t understand the male gender, so I can’t speak about that part (laughs). Suzanne: Yes, he did, coming from Leonard, it did. That’s their material. Though not lovers in any conventional sense, the relationship between Cohen and Verdal was extraordinarily intense, colored by the Montreal lifestyle of the time. Suzanne: Well, that could be. Suzanne Verdal (or, Suzanne #1) "The song 'Suzanne' is journalism," Cohen says in the book Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters. Seit 2007 arbeitet sie wieder als Choreografin und Masseurin. Über ihren Ehemann lernte Verdal zu Beginn der 1960er-Jahre den zehn Jahre älteren Leonard Cohen kennen, der seit längerem mit Vaillancourt befreundet war. The St. Lawrence River held a particular poetry and beauty to me and (I) decided to live there with our daughter, Julie. But apparently it got into the attention of Judy Collins, who urged Leonard to write a song based on the poem. Schließlich bestätigt Cohen in seinem Gedicht auch die rein platonische Qualität seiner Beziehung zu „Suzanne“, indem er beschreibt, dass er ihren Körper lediglich in seinen Gedanken berührt habe („you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind“). "It's completely accurate." That tea is Constant Comment, sold by the Bigelow Tea Co. First sold in the 1940s, it remains popular even today. Die als außergewöhnlich schön beschriebene Verdal galt bald als „Ikone“ des New Age. It’s hard to describe. Seit den 1990er Jahren lebt sie in Santa Monica in Kalifornien. There’s a little bit of a bittersweet feeling to it that I retain. Suzanne Verdal was described in the song Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. "Suzanne" is a song written by Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen in the 1960s. Despite what many people believe,she was not a girlfriend of his but they had a platonic friendship. Ungeachtet ihrer regionalen Bekanntheit in Kreisen der Bohémiens hatte sie in dieser Zeit nur geringe Einkünfte. Saunders: So would you say in a way, in the spiritual sense, you were great lovers at some level? Saunders: So it almost has become a symbol of your youth, if you like? If you have any unfortunate news that this page should be update with, please let us know using this form. Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” Is Named After Suzanne Verdal And I would speak about life and poetry and we’d share ideas. And more urged Leonard to write a song written by Canadian poet and philosopher net... 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