Wednesday, November 3, 2010

references to cunnilingus in Leonard Cohen's BOOK OF LONGING, the bulk of which was written while he resided in a Buddhist Monastery


When I can wedge my face
into the place
and struggle with my breathing
as she brings her fingers down
to separate herself,
to help me use my whole mouth
against her hungriness,
her most private of hungers-
why should I want to be enlightened?
--p. 19

This is it
I'm not going down
on your memory
I'm not rubbing my face in it any more
--p. 28

need your hand
to pull me out
need your juices
on my snout
--p. 105

I love to sing to Him and her
and to my baby's lower fur
which is so holy
that I want to crawl on my knees
--p.112

It wounds me as I part your lips
--p. 192

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