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Charles Bukowski Poetry

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary liv... Read More

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there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I'm too tough for him,
I say, stay in th

washed-up, on shore, the old yellow notebook
out again
I write from the bed
as I did last
year.

'- you know, I've either had a family, a job, something
has always been in the
way
but now
I've

with an Apple Macintosh
you can't run Radio Shack programs
in its disc drive.
nor can a Commodore

I see you drinking at a fountain with tiny
blue hands, no, your hands are not tiny
they are small,

it was on the 2nd floor on Coronado Street
I used to get drunk
and throw the radio through the win

shot in the eye
shot in the brain
shot in the ****
shot like a flower in the dance

amazing

the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
in there and
sometimes a soul,
and the women b

from my bed
I watch
3 birds
on a telephone
wire.
one flies
off.
then
another.
one is left,

don’t ever get the idea I am a poet; you can see me
at the racetrack any day half drunk
bettin

we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes

he lives in a house with a swimming pool
and says the job is
killing him.
he is 27. I am 44. I

we are always asked
to understand the other person's
viewpoint
no matter how
out-dated
foolish

Long walks at night--
that's what good for the soul:
peeking into windows
watching tired house

The flies are angry bits of life;
why are they so angry?
it seems they want more,
it seems almos

at the track today,
Father's Day,
each paid admission was
entitled to a wallet
and each cont

the phone rang at 1:30 a.m.
and it was a man from Denver:
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski Poetry

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over 60 books. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, in the LA underground newspaper Open City. In 1986 Time called Bukowski a "laureate of American lowlife". Regarding Bukowski's enduring popular appeal, Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote, "the secret of Bukowski's appeal. . . [is that] he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero."... Read More