Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Poems

81. Rain 1/13/2003
82. My Groupie 1/13/2003
83. Decline 1/13/2003
84. Rhyming Poem 1/13/2003
85. So Now? 1/13/2003
86. The Crunch 1/3/2003
87. Poetry 1/13/2003
88. The Icecream People 1/13/2003
89. Young In New Orleans 1/3/2003
90. Paris 1/3/2003
91. Having The Flu And With Nothing Else To Do 1/3/2003
92. Metamorphosis 1/13/2003
93. Hello, How Are You? 1/3/2003
94. Trapped 1/13/2003
95. Gamblers All 1/3/2003
96. Some People 1/13/2003
97. Writing 1/13/2003
98. Flophouse 1/13/2003
99. The Aliens 1/13/2003
100. Melancholia 1/13/2003
101. Nirvana 1/13/2003
102. True 1/13/2003
103. I Made A Mistake 1/13/2003
104. About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter 3/31/2010
105. Whats The Use Of A Title? 1/1/2004
106. 16-Bit Intel 8088 Chip 1/13/2003
107. I'M In Love 1/13/2003
108. How Is Your Heart? 1/13/2003
109. Pull A String, A Puppet Moves 1/13/2003
110. Oh Yes 1/13/2003
111. We Ain'T Got No Money, Honey, But We Got Rain 1/13/2003
112. Cut While Shaving 1/13/2003
113. Friends Within The Darkness 1/1/2004
114. For Jane: With All The Love I Had, Which Was Not Enough: 1/1/2004
115. 8 Count 1/13/2003
116. I Met A Genius 1/13/2003
117. Death Wants More Death 1/13/2003
118. Freedom 1/1/2004
119. Eulogy To A Hell Of A Dame 1/1/2004
120. Eat Your Heart Out 1/13/2003

Comments about Charles Bukowski

  • Lukas (7/23/2018 12:49:00 PM)

    I like the cats poem

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  • Craig Allen (6/19/2018 1:39:00 AM)

    I remember reading a poem - perhaps by Borges - that said something to the effect of We have air conditioning and well-working plumbing, but we still haven't written the poem. We have algebra and 4-wheel drive, but we still haven't been able to write the poem etc. etc. etc. Does anyone know it? Thanks!

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  • Craig Allen (6/19/2018 1:34:00 AM)

    Years and years ago I read a poem that I thought was written by Bukowski. Around mid-length, it's theme was somethng like. They're gonna win. The bastards win every time. We're gonna' lose. We're always gonna lose.
    Does anyone else remember this one?

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  • Faraz (6/11/2018 1:08:00 AM)

    You visited a Hunter place

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  • foley (5/26/2018 10:49:00 PM)

    one great mess because of advts

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  • C.J. R (4/11/2018 9:18:00 AM)

    To Mar Mad, the poem you called Go all the way is titled The Laughing Heart in this list

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  • Mar Mad Mar Mad (8/12/2017 6:10:00 PM)

    Why this one's not included in his poem list?

    Go all the way - Charles Bukowski

    “If you're going to try, go all the way.

    Otherwise, don't even start.

    This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. I

    t could mean not eating for three or four days.

    It could mean freezing on a park bench.

    It could mean jail.

    It could mean derision.

    It could mean mockery- isolation.

    Isolation is the gift.

    All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it.

    And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds.

    And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.

    If you're going to try, go all the way.

    There is no other feeling like that.

    You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire.

    You will ride life straight to perfect laughter.

    It's the only good fight there is.”

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  • Nick Kler Nick Kler (3/3/2017 10:36:00 AM)

    @Georgios Venetopoulos
    Poetry is beyond any religion or a language. It has no language or boundaries, yet, it speaks to your soul. Intoxication or sobriety are just your current state of mind. Poetry comes from some far and forgotten land. I just never could understand those that love to criticize, just for the sake of it. Something in his writings pulled you here, made you stay, had you spend time writing No matter how positive or negative because that don't matter. The fact is that he pulled you towards himself, had you spend time, reading him and writing about him. He succeeded in his quest....

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  • Alix Mangerian Alix Mangerian (1/5/2017 2:48:00 PM)

    The criticism of Bukowski made me laugh. It rather reminded me of Samuel Johnson criticizing the metaphysical poets: Make sense, dammit!

    Thanks for brightening my day!

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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (7/13/2016 12:35:00 AM)

    Bukowski is not a poet. He composes under the influence (intoxicated actually) and his writes are illogical and hellish, byproducts of his besotted thinking. Then, his devotees spend millions of minutes to exalt and explain his grandness in arbitrary compositions of ideas which follow the philosophy of whatever. Bukowski does not comprehend what 'verse means', his knowledge of the English language is elementary, his grammar is faulty but overall he manages to create an army of admirers who drink like him, compose like him and spit at the world like him.

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Best Poem of Charles Bukowski

Alone With Everybody

the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
in there and
sometimes a soul,
and the women break
vases against the walls
and the men drink too
and nobody finds the
but keep
crawling in and out
of beds.
flesh covers
the bone and the
flesh searches
for more than

there's no chance
at all:
we are all trapped
by a singular

nobody ever finds
the one.

the city dumps fill
the junkyards fill
the madhouses fill
the hospitals fill
the graveyards...

Read the full of Alone With Everybody

What A Writer

what i liked about e.e. cummings
was that he cut away from
the holiness of the
and with charm
and gamble
gave us lines
that sliced through the

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