Geoffrey wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:58 am
"my reputation as a ladies' man was a joke. it caused me to laugh bitterly through the ten thousand nights i spent alone"
Leonard and I always had an intensely competitive relationship, and that is why he never wrote about it publicly.
On but a solitary occasion did I lose out to Leonard. I consider that freak result came about solely on a matter of perceived rhythm, and also because he had bribed the Judges, but at less than his usual rate
In vivid contrast to such unsporting conduct by so-called Leonard Cohen
, I have always considered myself bound by the moral codes
of honesty and absolute accuracy. Criteria that seemed not to appeal unto him.
Thusly, and a few days before his popular plagiarism, I had myself written, using quill and parchment, "my reputation as a ladies' man was a joke. it caused me to laugh bitterly through the ten days I have ever spent alone". He responded with envy magnatum
"Master if it be your quill".
I'm not seriously offended by his silly copying or distortion. I ha' ne'er thought "a plagiarism on both your houses, and your cars"
I remain comforted by the knowledge that when he was still Virgin White in his mid-forties, I used to give him Romance Tips. I was keen that one day he would "break his fuck".
There are sad parts to this post.