Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Are You Drinking? - Poem by Charles Bukowski

washed-up, on shore, the old yellow notebook
out again
I write from the bed
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Comments about Are You Drinking? by Charles Bukowski

  • (4/30/2008 7:01:00 PM)


    the beauty of Bukowski is that he is a master of crafting words that Everyman can relate to. That heavy side of life that you'd find talking to any person suffering through life is so present in this poem. You don't have to have watched a person suffer through the ravages of Cancer to comprehend this. Fighting is tiresome, even if the demons are self inflicted. This is just great writing. Its not covered in perfume, or redundant cerebral metaphors. it simply is what it is! (Report) Reply

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  • (3/16/2008 4:57:00 PM)


    I was really sick recently, and I felt the same way. After a while you just get tired of everything. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2006 6:55:00 PM)


    Why does Charles Bukowski write such a poem to be remembered by? Springs to mind when reading this excellent account of his fading life in his vivid view. Just a thought from ever pondering why? Tai (Report) Reply

  • (10/3/2005 10:25:00 AM)


    hey, plenty of people would be ecstatic if it was just a cat. (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2005 8:22:00 PM)


    And yes, at the moment, I'm doing a little tiny bit of drinking. Enough for typos or grammatical errors? ? Not even... (Report) Reply

  • (7/14/2005 8:18:00 PM)


    You only live on by what you leave behind and this is pretty funny. (Report) Reply

  • (6/6/2005 1:26:00 AM)


    I believe if youre famous enough- and enough people believe you are alive, you can come back to life..but only to appear at shopping mall openings/book signings. Sadly - bukowski can't continue his work post mortum(but I will see him at that mall opening in SOHO) . (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2005 1:16:00 AM)


    Lol! Jodilee Duke... I don't think Bukowski is going to read your comment any time soon. :) Sadly, the greatest American poet of the latter part of the 20th century, Charles Bukowski, died in 1994. (Report) Reply

  • (5/29/2004 8:13:00 AM)


    Your poem feels familiar.., Yet, slightly free'r with air. I really enjoy reading your poetry. (Report) Reply



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