Poetry

Leah Sublime

by Aleister Crowley

Cefalú, Italy
1920

MONDAY JUNE 21 1920
5.25pm to 5.15am

Against all principals, and in breach of two promises, I have sat up all night in the snows, writing a poem to Leah.
One long poem — an occasional publishable line thrown in when I weakened.
7.00 am: I think I’ll collect all my filth in one poem and mark it Leah in plain figures.
10.00 am: I think I did.

 

Leah Sublime,

Goddess above me!

Snake of the slime

Alostrael, love me!

Our master, the devil

Prospers the revel.

 

Tread with your foot

My heart til it hurt!

Tread on it, put

The smear of your dirt

On my love, on my shame

Scribble your name!

 

Straddle your Beast

My Masterful Bitch

With the thighs of you greased

With the Sweat of your Itch!

Spit on me, scarlet

Mouth of my harlot!

 

Now from your wide

Raw cunt, the abyss,

Spend spouting the tide

Of your sizzling piss

In my mouth; oh my Whore

Let it pour, let it pour!

 

You stale like a mare

And fart as you stale;

Through straggled wet hair

You spout like a whale.

Splash the manure

And piss from the sewer.

 

Down to me quick

With your tooth on my lip

And your hand on my prick

With feverish grip

My life as it drinks—

How your breath stinks!

 

Your hand, oh unclean

Your hand that has wasted

Your love, in obscene

Black masses, that tasted

Your soul, it’s your hand!

Feel my prick stand!

 

Your life times from lewd

Little girl, to mature

Worn whore that has chewed

Your own pile of manure.

Your hand was the key to—

And now your frig me, too!

 

Rub all the much

Of your cunt on me, Leah

Cunt, let me suck

All your glued gonorrhea!

Cunt without end!

Amen! til you spend!

 

Cunt! you have harboured

All dirt and disease

In your slimy unbarbered

Loose hole, with its cheese

And its monthlies, and pox

You chewer of cocks!

 

Cunt, you have sucked

Up pricks, you squirted

Out foetuses, fucked

Til bastards you blurted

Out into space—

Spend on my face!

 

Rub all your gleet away!

Envenom the arrow.

May your pox eat away

Me to the marrow.

Cunt you have got me;

I love you to rot me!

 

Spend again, lash me!

Leah, one spasm

Scream to splash me.

Slime of the chasm

Choke me with spilth

Of your sow-belly’s filth.

 

Stab your demonic

Smile to my brain!

Soak me in cognac

Cunt and cocaine;

Sprawl on me! Sit

On my mouth, Leah, shit!

 

Shit on me, slut!

Creamy the curds

That drip from your gut!

Greasy the turds!

Dribble your dung

On the tip of my tongue!

 

Churn on me, Leah!

Twist on your thighs!

Smear diarrhoea

Into my eyes!

Splutter out shit

From the bottomless pit.

 

Turn to me, chew it

With me, Leah, whore!

Vomit it, spew it

And lick it once more.

We can make lust

Drunk on Disgust.

 

Splay out your gut,

Your ass hole, my lover!

You buggering slut,

I know where to shove her!

There she goes, plumb

Up the foul Bitch’s bum!

 

Sackful of skin

And bone, as I speak

I’ll bugger your grin

Into a shriek.

Bugger you, slut

Bugger your gut!

 

Wriggle, you hog!

Wrench at the pin!

Wrench at it, drag

It half out, suck it in!

Scream, you hog dirt, you!

I want it to hurt you!

 

Beast-Lioness, squirt

From your Cocksucker’s hole!

Belch out the dirt

From your Syphillis soul.

Splutter foul words

Through your supper of turds!

 

May the Devil our lord, your

Soul scribble over

With sayings of ordure!

Call me your lover!

Slave of the gut

Of the arse of a slut!

 

Call me your sewer

Of spilth and snot

Your fart-sniffer, chewer

Of the shit in your slot.

Call me that as you rave

In the rape of your slave.

 

Fuck! Shit! Let me come

Alostrael—Fuck!

I’ve spent in your bum.

Shit! Give me the muck

From my whore’s arse, slick

Dirt of my prick!

 

Eat it, you sow!

I’m your dog, fuck, shit!

Swallow it now!

Rest for a bit!

Satan, you gave

A crown to a slave.

 

I am your fate, on

Your belly, above you.

I swear it by Satan

Leah, I love you.

I’m going insane

Do it again!