Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Poems

1. 16-Bit Intel 8088 Chip 1/13/2003
2. 2 Flies 3/31/2010
3. 40,000 1/13/2003
4. 8 Count 1/13/2003
5. A 340 Dollar Horse And A Hundred Dollar Whore 3/31/2010
6. A Challenge To The Dark 1/13/2003
7. A Following 1/13/2003
8. A Radio With Guts 1/13/2003
9. A Smile To Remember 1/3/2003
10. About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter 3/31/2010
11. air and light and time and space 2/10/2016
12. Alone With Everybody 1/1/2004
13. An Almost Made Up Poem 1/13/2003
14. And The Moon And The Stars And The World 1/13/2003
15. Are You Drinking? 1/13/2003
16. As The Poems Go 1/13/2003
17. As The Sparrow 1/13/2003
18. Back To The Machine Gun 1/3/2003
19. Be Kind 1/13/2003
20. Beasts Bounding Through Time 3/19/2016
21. Big Night On The Town 1/13/2003
22. Bluebird 1/13/2003
23. Carson Mccullers 1/3/2003
24. Cause And Effect 1/13/2003
25. Close To Greatness 1/3/2003
26. Confession 1/3/2003
27. Consummation Of Grief 1/13/2003
28. Cows In Art Class 1/13/2003
29. Crucifix In A Deathhand 3/31/2010
30. Curtain 1/13/2003
31. Cut While Shaving 1/13/2003
32. Death Wants More Death 1/13/2003
33. Decline 1/13/2003
34. Eat Your Heart Out 1/13/2003
35. Eulogy To A Hell Of A Dame 1/1/2004
36. Finish 1/13/2003
37. Finished? 1/3/2003
38. Flophouse 1/13/2003
39. For Jane 1/13/2003
40. For Jane: With All The Love I Had, Which Was Not Enough: 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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