A Radio With Guts Poem by Charles Bukowski

A Radio With Guts

Rating: 3.3

it was on the 2nd floor on Coronado Street
I used to get drunk
and throw the radio through the window
while it was playing, and, of course,
it would break the glass in the window
and the radio would sit there on the roof
still playing
and I'd tell my woman,
"Ah, what a marvelous radio!"
the next morning I'd take the window
off the hinges
and carry it down the street
to the glass man
who would put in another pane.
I kept throwing that radio through the window
each time I got drunk
and it would sit there on the roof
still playing-
a magic radio
a radio with guts,
and each morning I'd take the window
back to the glass man.
I don't remember how it ended exactly
though I do remember
we finally moved out.
there was a woman downstairs who worked in
the garden in her bathing suit,
she really dug with that trowel
and she put her behind up in the air
and I used to sit in the window
and watch the sun shine all over that thing
while the music played.

Tai Chi Italy 31 October 2008

lol loved this, when you were funny charles, can't imagine a muffin in the air without it charles! lol Wonderful work, I love radio with guts myself....music is my radar! sincronicity is my beauty....Yahoo henrietta? Nah! Tai lol warming to charlie

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Rebecca Lytle 24 June 2014

I deeply hate the audio and hope the person responsible for it dies very, very soon.

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A. Todd. Perkins 11 April 2006

I think I used to live next door to this guy! LOL

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Justin Gonzalez 09 December 2012

Charles Bukowski, the rock star of poets. I LOVE this guy!

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Nomi Mas 08 February 2008

heard him read that on one of his recordings, its just beautiful, you just know he did that, soooo Bukoswski! !

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M Asim Nehal 05 July 2021

Unconventional style of writing.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 March 2021

3) The tennisplayer in my tennisclub died of liver cerosis, most alcoholics die of this disease. Very sad.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 March 2021

Despite his drunkeness CB could write attractive and lovely poems, most melancholic, but his poems are fascinating!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 March 2021

Constantly being drunk, a person can write poems though, like the tennis player in my tennisclub played tennis like in a normal state. I have the idea that CB also did like that.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 29 March 2021

Charles Bukowski was most of the time constantly drunk, I must conclude he of course could write a simple poem with an easy story and to be noticed here, the content of this poem is attractive. This poem is in its being modest, very fascinating. I knew once a tennisplaer in my tennis club

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