any buk fans in here?

unlincedunlinced Posts: 21
edited August 2003 in Poetry, Prose, Music & Art
my favorite poem by charles bukowski is:

finish

we are like roses that have never bothered to
bloom when we should have bloomed and
it is as if
the sun has become disgusted with
waiting
...well i guess there's nothing wong with what you say...
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  • actaloactalo Posts: 29
    A Polish poet... who'd have guessed?
  • rickprickp Posts: 218
    bukowski is great.. i haven't read any of his stuff in years it seems like but it was always.. comforting knowing there are more cynics like me out there
  • Buk is great. I particularly like 'the meek shall inherit the earth' and 'genius'.
  • a good poem is like a cold beer
    when you need it,
    a good poem is a hot turkey
    sandwich when you´re
    hungry,
    a good poem is a gun when
    the mob corners you,
    a good poem is something that
    allows you to walk through the streets of
    death,
    a good poem can make death melt like
    hot butter,
    a good poem can frame agony and
    hang it on a wall,
    a good poem can let your feet touch
    China,
    a good poem can make a broken mind
    fly,
    a good poem can let you shake hands
    with Mozart,
    a good poem can let you shoot craps
    with the devil
    and win,
    a good poem can do almost anything,
    and most important
    a good poem knows when to
    stop.
    ~~~
    Some days you wake up and sit on a park bench next to an eighty year old Russian architect, and some days you don't. I think this is my new life philosophy.

    http://epplehausradio.blogspot.com/

    pearl jam @ the astoria, london, 20/04/06
  • setaside2setaside2 Posts: 1,084
    I have always meant to get into buk's work... and have only managed to give it a cursory glance, but I certainly like what I have read.

    LOL and it appears that I could take a cue from that last one.
    I'm stepping in front of the gushing hydrant in a hurricane. I'd like to see the traction I keep.
  • setaside2setaside2 Posts: 1,084
    P.S:

    unlinced (ya megan you) it is good to see you around.
    I'm stepping in front of the gushing hydrant in a hurricane. I'd like to see the traction I keep.
  • I be a Buk fan.
    My favorite poem is "Splash"


    When i find it i'll post it here......
    Sometimes my clock falls. Sometimes my sun is like a tank on fire.
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