by Todd F. Eklof
"Drink all your passion and be a disgrace."1 "I have a thirsty fish in me that can never get enough of what it’s thirsty for!"2 "A fire has risen above my tombstone hat. I don’t want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music and this dawn and the warmth of your cheek against me."3 "A mouth is not for talking. A mouth is for tasting this sweetness."4 "This love I have for you makes everywhere I look blaze up. The tip of every feather burns."5 "Beheaded Lovers don’t complain. They live underground, like people in lava cities."6 "Give yourself a kiss… if you want to hold the beautiful one, hold yourself to yourself. When you kiss the beloved touch your own lips with your own fingers. The beauty of every woman and every man is your own beauty."7 "There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of Spirit on the body."8 "Love is a musk. Don’t deny it when you smell the scent!"9 "The power of love came into me, and I became like a fierce lion, then tender like the evening star. He said, ‘You’re not mad enough. You don’t belong in this house.’ I went wild and had to be tied up. He said, ‘Still not wild enough to stay with us.’"