Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Sway With Me Poem by Charles Bukowski


sway with me, everything sad -
madmen in stone houses
without doors,
lepers steaming love and song
frogs trying to figure
the sky;
sway with me, sad things -
fingers split on a forge
old age like breakfast shell
used books, used people
used flowers, used love
I need you
I need you
I need you:
it has run away
like a horse or a dog,
dead or lost
or unforgiving.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003
Edited: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Do you like this poem?
9 person liked.
2 person did not like.

Form:


Read poems about / on: horse, dog, sad, song, people, lost, sky, love, frog, running, flower, house

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sway With Me by Charles Bukowski )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]