I heard of a man who says words so beautifully that if he only speaks their name women give themselves to him. If I am dumb beside your body while silence blossoms like tumors on our lips. it is because I hear a man climb stairs and clear his throat outside the door. — Leonard… Continue reading Leonard Cohen
I loved you when you opened Like a lily to the heat. I’m just another snowman Standing in the rain and sleet, Who loved you with his frozen love His second-hand physique – With all he is, and all he was A thousand kisses deep. — Leonard Cohen, from “A Thousand Kisses Deep” Early version… Continue reading Leonard Cohen
I don’t remember lighting this cigarette and I don’t remember if I’m here alone or waiting for someone. — Leonard Cohen, from “Historic Claremont Village,” Book Of Longing. (McClelland & Stewart; Reprint edition March 27, 2007) Originally published April 25th 2006.
Now I need your hidden love, I’m cold as a new razor blade. You left when I told you I was curious… I never said that I was brave. — Leonard Cohen, from “So Long Marianne,” Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
I often think about you when I’m lying alone in my room with my mouth open and the remote lost somewhere in the bed. — Leonard Cohen, “The Remote,” The Book of Longing. (McClelland & Stewart; Reprint edition March 27, 2007)
Reach into the vineyard of arteries for my heart. Eat the fruit of ignorance and share with me the mist and fragrance of dying. ― Leonard Cohen, from “Lines from My Grandfather’s Journal,” The Spice-Box of Earth. (Jonathan Cape, London 1973.; F edition 1973) Originally published 1961.
Queen Victoria and Me Queen Victoria my father and all his tobacco loved you I love you too in all your forms the slim unlovely virgin anyone would lay the white figure floating among German beards the mean governess of the huge pink maps the solitary mourner of a prince Queen Victoria I am cold… Continue reading Leonard Cohen