Leaning out for love. Leonard Cohen returns from the mount with a book of longing about love, life, sex — and more sex. The dark messiah has returned. He’s older, perhaps wiser, definitely cheerier and tumescent as ever.
Leonard Cohen has surfaced with his first book of new poetry in 22 years. Book of Longing will, no doubt, grab aging boomers in all the old, familiar places.
In one poem, Other Writers, Cohen discusses the spirituality of close friends, including Roshi, and compares their sacred pursuits to that of him placing his hand down the front of a woman’s jeans.
I’ve got to tell you, friends
I prefer my stuff to theirs.
Another poem is titled The Lovesick Monk: “It’s dismal here,” he whines. There was a definite lack of sex on Mt. Baldy.