oral sex, sacraments, and crucifixes poem by cohen

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oral sex, sacraments, and crucifixes poem by cohen

Post by kenyagal » Mon May 25, 2009 5:38 am

I am new to Cohen's work. but eagerly learning... I have heard of one piece he did many years ago involving. oral sex, sacraments, and crucifixes... but I can not seem to find any information on it...does anyone know of this work? its title or which volume I might find it in?
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Post by peter danielsen » Tue May 26, 2009 10:34 pm

well there are several
Light as a breeze(song)
Celebration(poem)
Chelsea hotel #2(song)
Never any good(song)

I guess there are many more
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Re: oral sex, sacraments, and crucifixes poem by cohen

Post by astranger » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:39 am

When You Kneel Below Me seems (quite obviously) to be about oral sex. It's from Spice-Box of Earth, I believe
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Post by brightnow » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:02 am

And don't forget "The Collapse of Zen"
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Post by AvidCohenFan » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:11 pm

astranger wrote:When You Kneel Below Me seems (quite obviously) to be about oral sex. It's from Spice-Box of Earth, I believe
Video of Cohen reciting that poem here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYue1i5c6RE
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Post by kgarton » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:57 am

It's great that you've discovered Cohen. He has some fantastic poetry. I'm most fond of "Book of Longing."
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Post by GinaDCG » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:07 am

There is a recent thread on "Master Song" which ties this in with all 3 of these.
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Post by KjeXXXer » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:17 am

brightnow wrote:And don't forget "The Collapse of Zen"
Great one. Also Need the Speed is good, I recite both to women when the situation is right.
Now you've got the gist of what my lettuce meant.
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