Pick up this book, flip open to any random page, and your attention will be held captive by Leonard Cohen's poetry and drawings. Sometimes the poetry is very cryptic, others are more in your face, but one thing common throughout is his passion for good art. He deals with romance, spirituality, and a lot of questions about life. Leonard's personal sketches in the book illuminates each work of poetry (and also shows his vast knowledge of the female body). Book Of Longing is an enlightening and provocative collection of great poetry all wrapped up in one book.