Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)


Poem by Charles Bukowski

a symphony orchestra.

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  • Fabrizio FrosiniFabrizio Frosini (4/23/2016 11:24:00 AM)

    again.. an incomplete version.. Why? Maybe for copyright reason?
    Anthony Specian posted the full version below. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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  • Anthony Specian (2/28/2013 5:24:00 PM)

    Charles Bukowski - Rain
    a symphony orchestra.
    there is a thunderstorm,
    they are playing a Wagner overture
    and the people leave their seats under the trees
    and run inside to the pavilion
    the women giggling, the men pretending calm,
    wet cigarettes being thrown away,
    Wagner plays on, and then they are all under the
    pavilion. the birds even come in from the trees
    and enter the pavilion and then it is the Hungarian
    Rhapsody #2 by Lizst, and it still rains, but look,
    one man sits alone in the rain
    listening. the audience notices him. they turn
    and look. the orchestra goes about its
    business. the man sits in the night in the rain,
    listening. there is something wrong with him,
    isn't there?
    he came to hear the

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  • Nicolas Huergo (5/6/2009 4:57:00 PM)

    why many of these poems are incomplete?(Report)Reply

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  • Alex Spare (5/25/2005 12:22:00 AM)

    That's not the poem. It's just the first line. It's in Mockingbird Wish Me Luck.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003