Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

8 Count

Poem by Charles Bukowski

from my bed
I watch
3 birds
on a telephone
wire.
one flies
off.
then
another.
one is left,
then
it too
is gone.
my typewriter is
tombstone
still.
and I am
reduced to bird
watching.
just thought I'd
let you
know,
fucker.


Comments about 8 Count by Charles Bukowski

  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/21/2019 11:08:00 PM)

    Amusing expression. Beautiful poem. Well deserved as modern poem of the POD.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (6/21/2019 10:18:00 PM)

    An innovative value addition with the fantastic flight of imagery. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.(Report)Reply

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  • Lweuj WeptiLweuj Wepti (6/21/2019 1:43:00 PM)

    Blunter than a broken pencil....Sillier than a bag complete of hammers...So noticeably Charles Bukowski.... There was only 1 of him http: //www.candycash7.com(Report)Reply

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  • Lweuj WeptiLweuj Wepti (6/21/2019 1:41:00 PM)

    ᴛʜᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴇᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴘᴀɪᴅ ᴍᴇ ғᴏʀ ɪᴛ 95-500 ʙᴜᴄᴋs ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ʜᴏᴜʀ… ᴛʀʏ ɪᴛ ʏᴏᴜʀsᴇʟғ http: //www.candycash7.com(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/21/2019 9:20:00 AM)

    Watching the birds! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Malabika Ray ChoudhuryMalabika Ray Choudhury (6/21/2019 7:42:00 AM)

    How expressive in a few words!(Report)Reply

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  • Geoffrey FafardGeoffrey Fafard (6/21/2019 3:21:00 AM)

    Blunter than a broken pencil....Sillier than a bag full of hammers...So fantastically Charles Bukowski.... there was only 1 of him.(Report)Reply

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  • Jane Campion (6/21/2019 2:48:00 AM)

    What a laugh I gotout of this poem. His personality just shot through.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/21/2019 1:06:00 AM)

    one flies off.
    then another.
    one is left,
    then it too is gone.


    great expression
    great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/5/2019 10:38:00 PM)

    Excellent poetic expression as also observation and reaction to it.(Report)Reply

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  • Jen Whitehead (4/26/2018 11:22:00 AM)

    My comment appears to have been censored. On a poetry site? ? ?(Report)Reply

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  • Jen Whitehead (4/26/2018 11:19:00 AM)

    A long-time fan of Bukowski, I first read this poem many, many years ago. I only thought of it today because I inadvertently wrote the sentence just thought I'd let you know, in a letter to a friend. It was to find 8 Count in it's entirety here.(Report)Reply

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  • Khue Khue (2/20/2010 2:41:00 PM)

    This poem is weird. I like it.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom J. Mariani (11/9/2007 5:13:00 PM)

    Looks like writer's block. While he spent the full 8 couint on the canvas many times, the body of his work gives the rest of us inspiration to keep punching.(Report)Reply

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  • Walter Durk (9/18/2007 7:56:00 PM)

    I love his honesty and bluntness. As sad as the message may be at times, his writing often seems to include an element of humor.(Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley Dorian (7/10/2007 6:42:00 AM)

    Ha, you have to appreciate his blunt honesty, if nothing else. I like this one.(Report)Reply

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  • Robert Rae (4/23/2006 10:14:00 AM)

    it's so true it's physically painful.(Report)Reply

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  • Marcy Jarvis (10/3/2005 10:37:00 AM)

    Thanks for this one, Charles. Boy - I know how it feels.(Report)Reply

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  • J P Klegg (7/4/2005 6:02:00 PM)

    I like the ones that make me burst out laughing at the end.(Report)Reply

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  • Jackson Kilroy (12/8/2004 7:53:00 AM)

    Ahhhh, this is by far, the best summary of having 'writer's block' ever.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, July 25, 2016