Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Poems

1. Beasts Bounding Through Time 3/19/2016
2. The Great Escape 4/5/2016
3. air and light and time and space 2/10/2016
4. On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists 1/13/2015
5. No help for that 4/27/2015
6. For The Foxes 11/26/2014
7. The Last Days Of The Suicide Kid 1/14/2015
8. My Cats 1/8/2015
9. Hell Is A Lonely Place 2/9/2015
10. Trollius And Trellises 3/31/2010
11. The Trash Men 3/31/2010
12. So You Want To Be A Writer 3/23/2015
13. German 3/31/2010
14. The Japanese Wife 3/31/2010
15. Goading The Muse 3/31/2010
16. I Am Visited By An Editor And A Poet 3/31/2010
17. The German Hotel 1/3/2003
18. The Laughing Heart 12/30/2013
19. Gas 3/31/2010
20. New Mexico 1/13/2003
21. Hemingway Never Did This 3/31/2010
22. Poetry Reading 1/13/2003
23. The Shoelace 4/28/2011
24. The Blackbirds Are Rough Today 1/3/2003
25. Shoes 1/13/2003
26. Marina 1/13/2003
27. Something For The Touts, The Nuns, The Grocery Clerks, And You . . . 1/13/2003
28. Crucifix In A Deathhand 3/31/2010
29. So Now? 1/13/2003
30. Revolt In The Ranks 1/13/2003
31. The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth 1/13/2003
32. Poem For My 43rd Birthday 1/13/2003
33. Small Conversation In The Afternoon With John Fante 1/3/2003
34. Magical Mystery Tour 1/3/2003
35. Mama 1/13/2003
36. The Sun Wields Mercy 1/1/2004
37. This 1/13/2003
38. Short Order 1/13/2003
39. The Great Slob 1/3/2003
40. Rain Or Shine 1/1/2004
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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Trashcan Lives

the wind blows hard tonight

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