“Young Canadian women were more realistic than that…Tougher” Leonard Cohen On Poetry As An Inefficient “Instrument Of Seduction”

Was poetry also a way for you to approach girls more easily?


Oh yes. But few women were impressed because poetry wasn’t very prestigious back then. It wasn’t a very efficient instrument of seduction (laughs)…certainly not in the beginning. Young Canadian women were more realistic than that (laughs)… Tougher.


Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen, quoted in Comme Un Guerrier by Christian Fevret (Throat Culture magazine, 1992).

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted August 1, 2012 at DrHGuy.com.

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