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Consummation Of Grief - Poem by Charles Bukowski

I even hear the mountains
the way they laugh
up and down their blue sides
and down in the water
the fish cry
and the water
is their tears.
I listen to the water
on nights I drink away
and the sadness becomes so great
I hear it in my clock
it becomes knobs upon my dresser
it becomes paper on the floor
it becomes a shoehorn
a laundry ticket
it becomes
cigarette smoke
climbing a chapel of dark vines. . .
it matters little
very little love is not so bad
or very little life
what counts
is waiting on walls
I was born for this
I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead.


Comments about Consummation Of Grief by Charles Bukowski

  • Gold Star - 120,887 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/2/2015 2:16:00 PM)

    Amusing poem, he was a serious poet...........a relationship master and a perfectionist. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 21,173 Points Raymond Farrell (4/12/2015 9:44:00 PM)

    I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead. Wow, that last line blows me away. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Greg Rob (12/24/2013 8:02:00 PM)

    Does anyone have an impression of what what counts is waiting on walls means. (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 2,441 Points Nick Kler (6/16/2015 9:44:00 PM)

    Courage to climb thin walls of Life and death and then wait.....being a hustler of death

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Poems About Grief

  1. 1. Consummation Of Grief , Charles Bukowski
  2. 2. "How Great My Grief" (Triolet) , Thomas Hardy
  3. 3. ! A Grief Ago , Michael Shepherd
  4. 4. Grief , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  5. 5. As Imperceptibly As Grief , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. A Grief Ago , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Talking To Grief , Denise Levertov
  8. 8. [03] Grief , Ashraful Musaddeq
  9. 9. Circe's Grief , Louise Gluck
  10. 10. I Measure Every Grief I Meet (561) , Emily Dickinson
  11. 11. If Grief For Grief Can Touch Thee , Emily Jane Brontë
  12. 12. Sonnet 42: That Thou Hast Her, It Is Not.. , William Shakespeare
  13. 13. Grief , George Herbert
  14. 14. Grief Thief Of Time , Dylan Thomas
  15. 15. Sounds Of Grief , Sappho
  16. 16. The Right To Grief , Carl Sandburg
  17. 17. Brooding Grief , David Herbert Lawrence
  18. 18. Your Grief.... , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  19. 19. I'Ve Learnt To Laugh In Grief , Aftab Alam
  20. 20. Love And Grief , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  21. 21. . Grief Is , Adeline Foster
  22. 22. A Poor Wayfaring Man Of Grief , James Montgomery
  23. 23. This Feeling Called Grief , Paul Brown
  24. 24. Your Grief.... , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  25. 25. Grief , Stephanie J. DeMartino
  26. 26. Maternal Grief , William Wordsworth
  27. 27. ' ' ' ' ' ' Grief...No Flowers , Dónall Dempsey
  28. 28. Grief , Edith Wharton
  29. 29. God's Grief , Robert William Service
  30. 30. Day Of Grief , Scarlett Treat
  31. 31. He Was Acquainted With Grief , Jones Very
  32. 32. Grief , Caitlin (a dead poet) no lon ..
  33. 33. The Lesson Of Grief , George Meredith
  34. 34. #(Buddha) 24 Yashodhara's Grief , Rajaram Ramachandran
  35. 35. 3 Stages Of Grief , Bridgid Patrick
  36. 36. *children Of Grief , Lillian Susan Thomas
  37. 37. In Time Of Grief , Lizette Woodworth Reese
  38. 38. Time And Grief , William Lisle Bowles
  39. 39. * Grief News From Mr. I.. , Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan
  40. 40. I Can Wade Grief , Emily Dickinson
  41. 41. A Wife's Grief Because Of Her Husband's .. , Confucius
  42. 42. The Heart Of Grief , Edith Nesbit
  43. 43. Grief Is A Mouse , Emily Dickinson
  44. 44. When Hannah Pressed With Grief , John Newton
  45. 45. Frozen Grief , Valsa George
  46. 46. My Grief On The Sea , Douglas Hyde
  47. 47. To One In Grief , Katharine Tynan
  48. 48. Eternal Grief , Adeline Foster
  49. 49. Sonnet 94: Grief Find The Words , Sir Philip Sidney
  50. 50. Id. Transferred Guilt Or Grief , s./j. goldner
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