Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Comments about Charles Bukowski

  • Anna Kulpa (2/6/2013 6:44:00 AM)

    I grow to believe that a perfection leads to nowhere. Sometimes you must surrender. His imperfection is my shelter

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  • Swagger Mcjagger (1/9/2013 8:56:00 AM)

    His writting has such a swagger to it.
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  • Swagger Mcjagger (1/9/2013 8:43:00 AM)

    I like how he writes poems

  • Justin Gonzalez Justin Gonzalez (12/9/2012 3:49:00 AM)

    As a poet, as a writer, as a human being, I have to confess that Charles Bukowski has been a BIG influence on me. If he never existed, I'd probably be completely lost (or maybe I'd BE Charles Bukowski, who knows... and who cares) . Some people have Jesus, some people have John Lennon, I have Charles Bukowski.

  • Andrew Ludlam (11/29/2012 7:08:00 AM)

    Bukowski would understand the difference between telling someone: A- what to think or: B- how to think. Most people would assume that both are an invasion/insult. If you do not have some sense of 'B', then you can only memorise the incoming bits of 'A'....and blindly hope. It's called Faith, I am led to believe....just look at the world.

  • Charles Bukowski (9/9/2012 5:34:00 PM)

    I love Buk's poetry and novels. For more look this site http: //chbukowski.blogspot.com

  • Charles Bukowski (9/9/2012 5:31:00 PM)

    I love Buk's poetry and novels. For more look this site http: //chbukowski.blogspot.com

  • Charles Bukowski (9/9/2012 5:29:00 PM)

    Great poems, great poet. For more look my page: chbukowski.blogspot.com

  • Ed Byrne (8/31/2012 4:16:00 PM)

    i think he does write for the common man, for everyman. for the working class, the drunk, the beaten and for those who want more out of there shit life, more from the people they encounter. i love his work, its refreshing not to have dire sentimental untruths.his novel ham on rye which is also a great read will give you an insight into the man.

  • Ciarli Ling (6/9/2012 6:31:00 AM)

    A very criticized Poet,
    the people must learn that instead of spiting in face of someone big,
    He was an original Poet, to say the things in his own way,
    maybe his Germanic English helped him, okay.

Best Poem of Charles Bukowski

A Smile To Remember

we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
covering the picture window and
my mother, always smiling, wanting us all
to be happy, told me, 'be happy Henry!'
and she was right: it's better to be happy if you
can
but my father continued to beat her and me several times a week while
raging inside his 6-foot-two frame because he couldn't
understand what was attacking him from within.

my mother, poor fish,
wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a
week, telling me to be happy: 'Henry, ...

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Rhyming Poem

the goldfish sing all night with guitars,
and the whores go down with the stars,
the whores go down with the stars

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