Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Finish - Poem by Charles Bukowski

We are like roses that have never bothered to
bloom when we should have bloomed and
it is as if
the sun has become disgusted with
waiting


Comments about Finish by Charles Bukowski

  • Michael Walker (8/29/2018 7:12:00 PM)

    A very short poem, obviously; but it makes the point that few of us fulfill
    our potential. We should have achieved more than we did.
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:20:00 PM)

    oh for pete sake........10 (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:19:00 PM)

    part 4 Bukowski because of th (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:19:00 PM)

    part 3 or the poem after that. I like B (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:18:00 PM)

    my comment before it flips to the next poem or (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:18:00 PM)

    part 2 I doubt that I will get to finish (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Susan Williams (8/29/2018 6:17:00 PM)

    This poem is flipping on and off so fast that (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Chandan Dey (8/29/2018 1:03:00 PM)

    It is simple, yet deeply connected with life and time. Some people believe life is programmed, some not. The latter often get disturbed when they do not get something at the time when they want that. It's a wonderful poem. Thanks for posting.
    Chandan
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rajnish Manga (8/29/2018 8:51:00 AM)

    With all the favorable conditions to help the rose, there's nothing that could impede its growth except misfortune.
    The picture portrayed in the poem is very close to life. Thanks.
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (8/29/2018 6:41:00 AM)

    This is so true. The sun gave up. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/29/2018 4:51:00 AM)

    A meaningful and beautiful poem nicely executed. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Geoffrey Fafard (8/29/2018 3:34:00 AM)

    Charles Bukowski...we know he was rough and tuff...! but deep down inside was a beautiful cleverness that showed through words like these... truly great. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mahtab Bangalee (8/29/2018 12:40:00 AM)

    Nature gets never bother in activeness
    and now we (human- part of nature) are habituated in all!

    /// great writings
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/15/2011 9:11:00 AM)

    It takes a genius to fit so much meaning into so little words - love it - so true. SG (Report)Reply

    8 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (2/10/2008 9:39:00 AM)

    Perhaps with a summer of patient sun, both roses would bloom. Perhaps transplanting them into a sunnier place would do the trick. (Report)Reply

    4 person liked.
    7 person did not like.
Read all 15 comments »




Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: sun, rose



Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]