Orplid

Orplid has been described as "less a song than an incantation." Indeed, no other word suffices for this enchanted and enchanting evocation of the mythical isle of Orplid as conjured by its guardian goddess, Weylas
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 In his first novel, “The Favourite Game,” published in 1963, Cohen seemed close to the salvation-through-sex mythos popular among Hemingway’s generation. “When I see a woman transformed by the orgasm we have reached together,” he wrote, “then I know we’ve met. Anything else is fiction. That’s the vocabulary we speak in today. It’s the only language left.”

“I wish the women would hurry up and take over,” Cohen says. “It’s going to happen, so let’s get it over with. Then we can finally recognize that women  really are the minds, and the force that holds everything together, and men really are gossips and artists. Then we could get about our childish work and they could keep the world going. I really am for the matriarchy.”
Leonard Cohen - New York Times, January 28, 1968

In his first novel, “The Favourite Game,” published in 1963, Cohen seemed close to the salvation-through-sex mythos popular among Hemingway’s generation. “When I see a woman transformed by the orgasm we have reached together,” he wrote, “then I know we’ve met. Anything else is fiction. That’s the vocabulary we speak in today. It’s the only language left.”

“I wish the women would hurry up and take over,” Cohen says. “It’s going to happen, so let’s get it over with. Then we can finally recognize that women  really are the minds, and the force that holds everything together, and men really are gossips and artists. Then we could get about our childish work and they could keep the world going. I really am for the matriarchy.”

Leonard Cohen
- New York Times, January 28, 1968