Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Cows In Art Class - Poem by Charles Bukowski

good weather
is like
good women-
it doesn't always happen
and when it does
it doesn't
always last.
man is
more stable:
if he's bad
there's more chance
he'll stay that way,
or if he's good
he might hang
on,
but a woman
is changed
by
children
age
diet
conve rsation
sex
the moon
the absence or
presence of sun
or good times.
a woman must be nursed
into subsistence
by love
where a man can become
stronger
by being hated.


Comments about Cows In Art Class by Charles Bukowski

  • Rajnish Manga (9/14/2017 12:20:00 PM)


    I think this is a perverted and short-sighted view of man-woman relationship. (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/2/2015 2:18:00 PM)


    Very true.....nicely compared men and women. (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2015 9:11:00 AM)


    His way of seeing things in life is amazing. (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2008 1:08:00 PM)


    Wait, there is a longer version of this on another site, this piece is lovely, but I like the longer one I read better. (Report) Reply

  • (9/20/2007 8:41:00 PM)


    Great poem! Another masterpiece IMHO. (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2007 11:44:00 PM)


    super, superb and superb, Charles how beautifuly u knew human being... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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