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Author: BUKOWSKI, CHARLES
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Bukowski, Charles    Poet's Biography
44 poems available by this author


1990 SPECIAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Year-worn
Subject(s): Death; Cats; Dead, The


A NOT SO GOOD NIGHT IN THE SAN PEDRO OF THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: It is unlikely that a decent poem is in me tonight


AN ARGUMENT OVER MARSHAL FOCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Foch was a great soldier, he said, marshal foch
Last Line: I still maintain the french are weak, and no wonder
Subject(s): Foch, Ferdinand (1851-1929)


BACH    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm / listening to a work of his
Last Line: Living / friends
Subject(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750); Composers; Music & Musicians


BATTING ORDER    Poem Text    
First Line: Hemingway's been in a slump
Last Line: And, most likely / yours
Subject(s): Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)


BLUEBIRD    Poem Text     Recitation


CAMUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Larry awakened, got out of the twisted sheets, walked to the window
Last Line: Place to / unwind
Subject(s): Camus, Albert (1913-1960)


COLD SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Not as bad as yours, fante
Subject(s): Cancer (Disease)


DESTROYING BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: A rose
Last Line: It's beyond me
Subject(s): Troy


DINOSAURIA, WE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Born like this
Subject(s): United States; America


DOWNTOWN L.A.    Poem Text    
First Line: Throwing your shoe at 3 a.M. And smashing the window, then
Last Line: Going / nowhere
Subject(s): Los Angeles


FINGERNAILS; NOSTRILS; SHOELACES    Poem Text    
First Line: The gas line is leaking, the bird is out


FLOPHOUSE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: You haven't lived
Last Line: And cold / out / here
Subject(s): Flop-houses


GOLDFISH    Poem Text    
First Line: My goldfish stares with watery eyes
Last Line: That we are the same?
Subject(s): Goldfish


HEMINGWAY NEVER DID THIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I read that he lost a suitcase full of manuscripts on a
Last Line: And / mine
Subject(s): Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)


LUCK    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Once / we were young / at this / machine / drinking / smoking / typing
Last Line: Closing / space
Subject(s): Luck


MACHO MAN    Poem Text    
First Line: The phone rings. / I answer
Last Line: Donít be a pussy, pep squad. Just come now, he says
Subject(s): Machismo


NO NONSENSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Faulkner loved his whiskey
Last Line: He trashed / it
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Faulkner, William (1897-1962); Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


ONE FOR SHERWOOD ANDERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I forget about him and his peculiar
Last Line: He was as far away from fitzgerald as he was / from paris
Subject(s): Anderson, Sherwood (1876-1941); Writing & Writers


POETRY READINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Poetry readings have to be some of the saddest
Last Line: But / these
Subject(s): Poetry Readings


PUTREFACTION    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Of late
Last Line: And we can't even / cry
Subject(s): Decay; Rot; Decadence


ROSARY    Poem Text    
First Line: My father was a man full of small
Last Line: I still thought her / beautiful
Subject(s): Fathers; Rosary


SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER?    Poem Text    
First Line: If it doesn't come bursting out of you
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Patience


THE BEAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Beowulf may have killed grendel and
Last Line: And all the walls become impossible
Subject(s): Beowulf


THE BEAUTIFUL LADY EDITOR       
First Line: She was a beautiful woman, I used to see photographs of
Subject(s): Editors


THE COLORED BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is a highrise apt. Next door
Last Line: He's one of the few real men around / here
Subject(s): Social Problems


THE FIGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Hemingway feels it from the grave
Last Line: What trhey say / now
Subject(s): Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961)


THE GENIUS OF THE CROWD    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: There is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average
Last Line: 8, 1988 by charles bukowski.


THE LAUGHING HEART    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Your life is your life


THE LOSER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: And the next I remembered I'm on a table
Last Line: And Iíve been fighting / ever since
Subject(s): Sports


THE REPLACEMENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Jack london drinking his life away while
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; London, Jack (1876-1916); Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: Don't worry, nobody has the
Last Line: "the life so dying of
Subject(s): Men


THE SHAPE OF THE STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Well, you know, he started out as a
Last Line: What it / is
Subject(s): Hollywood, California


THE SICKNESS    Poem Text    
First Line: If / one night / I write
Last Line: It.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


THE STRONGEST OF THE STRONG    Poem Text     Recitation


THE SUICIDE KID    Poem Text    
First Line: I went to the worst of bars
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE TRASH MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Here they come / these guys
Last Line: Find us.
Variant Title(s): The End
Subject(s): Refuse & Refuse Disposal


THE WORD (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: The word has no legs or eyes
Last Line: Getting it / down
Subject(s): Language; Writing & Writers; Words; Vocabulary


THE WORD (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: There was auden, I don't remember
Last Line: After we are / not
Subject(s): Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Language; Poetry & Poets; Words; Vocabulary


THE YOUNG    Poem Text    
First Line: I watch them going up and down the hill on their
Last Line: Come on, let's find something to do
Subject(s): Youth


THIS KIND OF FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I think the gods
Subject(s): Aging


VEGAS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: There was a frozen tree that I wanted to paint
Last Line: I kept my mouth / shut
Subject(s): Americans; Doolittle, Hilda (1886-1961); Las Vegas, Nevada; United States; America


VENGEANCE OF THE DAMNED    Poem Text    
First Line: The snoring in the flophouse was very loud, as usual
Last Line: It was muscated
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Flop-houses; Wine


WHAT A WRITER    Poem Text    
First Line: What I liked about e.E. Cummings
Last Line: One moon
Subject(s): Cummings, E. E. (1894-1962); Poetry & Poets