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A Thousand Kisses Deep

A Thousand Kisses Deep
Leonard Cohen – A Thousand Kisses Deep
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Leonard Norman Cohen, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour. In 2011 Cohen received Prince of Asturias Award for literature.

 

 

A Thousand Kisses Deep

You came to me this morning and you handled me like meat. You’d have to be a man to know how good that feels, how sweet. My mirrored twin, my next of kin, I’d know you in my sleep and who but you would take me in,

a thousand kisses deep.

I loved you when you opened like a lily to the heat, you see 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.

I know you had to lie to me, I know you had to cheat, to pose all hot and high behind the veils of shear deceit, our perfect porn aristocrat so elegant and cheap, I’m old but I’m still into that,

A thousand kisses deep.

I’m good at love, I’m good at hate, it’ s in between I freeze. Been working out, but its too late, it’s been to late for years. But you look good, you really do, they love you on the street. If you were here I’d kneel for you,

a thousand kisses deep.

The autumn moved across your skin, got something in my eye, a light that doesn’t need to live, and doesn’t need to die. A riddle in the book of love, obscure and obsolete, till witnessed here in time and blood,

A thousand kisses deep.

And I’m still working with the wine, still dancing cheek to cheek, the band is playing Auld Lang Syne, but the heart will not retreat. I ran with Diz and I sang with Ray, I never had their sweep, but once or twice they let me play

A thousand kisses deep.

I loved you when you opened like a lily to the heat, you see, 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.

But you don’t need to hear me now, and every word I speak, it counts against me anyhow,

A thousand kisses deep.

~Leonard Cohen

 

 

There is Some Kiss We Want

There is some kiss we want
with our whole lives,
the touch of spirit on the body.

Seawater begs the pearl
to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild darling.

At night, I open the window
and ask the moon to come
and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me.

Close the language-door
and open the love-window.

The moon won’t use the door,
only the window.

~Rumi

2 Comments

  1. “…The moon won’t use the door,
    only the window…” 🙂

  2. 🙂 Good one Julie! I love the one you are referring to. Have a fabulous day! 🙂

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