Sway With Me Poem by Charles Bukowski

Sway With Me

Rating: 3.3


sway with me, everything sad -
madmen in stone houses
without doors,
lepers steaming love and song
frogs trying to figure
the sky;
sway with me, sad things -
fingers split on a forge
old age like breakfast shell
used books, used people
used flowers, used love
I need you
I need you
I need you:
it has run away
like a horse or a dog,
dead or lost
or unforgiving.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 16 August 2016

Old age! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Michael Morgan 16 August 2016

The ease of reading reading B is not just his simplified idiom. His ideas are 'a frog trying to figure out the sky' fascinating.

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Barry Middleton 16 August 2016

Love it. No one writes like Bukowski. He is an original.

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