I guess if you are dating or having affairs you need have a trunk full of scarfs, ropes, chains, handcuffs, titty clamps, dildos etc. I always managed without all that paraphernalia to give and extract great pleasure. Guess I didn't know what I was missing, damn. Sex might have been so much better!
after death I will post no more poems, and like a flaccid whatever I will just grow mold and be silent while missing you lovely comments.....and may I wish you a wonderful seasonal greeting , your critiques cut through the ice better than a slow plow!
"glosa. This is an early Renaissance form of tribute developed by the poets of the Spanish court: each line of the opening quatrain, which is by another poet, becomes the final line of the four following stanzas which "gloss" (or comment on) that opening quatrain, usually with the sixth, ninth, and borrowed tenth line rhyming." (from Comment Magazine)
Fun to see such interest in the question of whether a glosa is a plagiarism. Clearly it is not. Certainly the source should be attributed clearly, but here it is quite obvious Lennie (getting a blowie from Janis), whose kiss and tell commentary has also created a mixed response for the last 45 years from fans of both. (if Janis' mouth could sing such songs, her fellatio must have been awesome). Even Lennie returned to rewrite the original in a 2nd version. Here our dear fellow poet has utilized the quatrain in the 3rd rather than the 4th line and my only complaint is that is not written in Spanish but better to be a prickler than a stickler, whatever that means. I was over at the Chelsea Hotel recently and like a glosa it is being renovated. No doubt the rents afterwards will exempt all but the wealthy from living there, but it is quite a monument, a huge building. I think it is a kind way to honor another poet, the glosa, but I'd steer away from it myself cherishing originality over this ancient form.
The glosa, a Spanish poetic form, attributes another poet's notable work and attempts to create a variation of it. This clearly was the case here because you recognized Cohen as the poet. That's not plagiarism. Other readers could or would have done so too. If you check your ego at the door, you got a lesson here in poetry appreciation.
Just to let you know, I've been there, done that too in a manner of speaking.