Friday, January 3, 2003

Close To Greatness Comments

Rating: 2.9
at one stage in my life
I met a man who claimed to have
visited Pound at St. Elizabeths.

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Charles Bukowski
COMMENTS
Kevin Patrick 21 June 2020
The price of fame, exploitation of name, when your alive people will often keep their distance, after your gone they will claim some connection. Like maggots.
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Rajnish Manga 06 July 2018
my guess is that Pound knew neither the lady or the gentleman.... //.... Very sensible. When a celebrity is gone, concocting such tales has no meaning.
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Anil Kumar Panda 06 July 2018
Very nice poem. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks for sharing.
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Glen Kappy 06 July 2018
okay, charlie... perhaps i'd care more if i thought more about pound. the two poems by him i remember and like for their humanity are ballad of the goodly fere and a pact both of which can be read here in ph. -gk
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Adrian Flett 06 July 2018
As is the poem, except for the humour.
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Dr Antony Theodore 06 July 2018
a very good poem. tony
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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 06 July 2018
... It was a shameful waste of madhouse time .. Humour in it
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Robert Murray Smith 06 July 2018
A second-rate poem- - - -
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Mahtab Bangalee 06 July 2018
or if he knew one or if he knew both it was a shameful waste of madhouse time. humorous and funny lines...... excellent writer
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Not a Poundian scholar but a pounding scholar. To old fashioned me it reads like an anecdote.
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M Asim Nehal 02 October 2015
Whom to believe and whom not to this dilemma is with everyone and this was truly explored by the poet.
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Very funny and so true....good poem it just hits the nail on the head....
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Very funny and so true....good poem it just hits the nail on the head....
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Robert Quilter 14 November 2008
Everybody wants a memory of the piece of the pie-even if it's false.
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Jim Deroc 09 August 2008
yea the funniest poet ever, thats mostly why i read him
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J P Klegg 13 July 2005
LOL. This guy is just a riot.
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