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Consummation Of Grief - Poem by Charles Bukowski

I even hear the mountains
the way they laugh
up and down their blue sides
and down in the water
the fish cry
and the water
is their tears.
I listen to the water
on nights I drink away
and the sadness becomes so great
I hear it in my clock
it becomes knobs upon my dresser
it becomes paper on the floor
it becomes a shoehorn
a laundry ticket
it becomes
cigarette smoke
climbing a chapel of dark vines. . .
it matters little
very little love is not so bad
or very little life
what counts
is waiting on walls
I was born for this
I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead.


Comments about Consummation Of Grief by Charles Bukowski

  • Gold Star - 166,585 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/2/2015 2:16:00 PM)

    Amusing poem, he was a serious poet...........a relationship master and a perfectionist. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 28,020 Points Raymond Farrell (4/12/2015 9:44:00 PM)

    I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead. Wow, that last line blows me away. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Greg Rob (12/24/2013 8:02:00 PM)

    Does anyone have an impression of what what counts is waiting on walls means. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points James O'donnell (12/2/2016 6:03:00 AM)

    I believe it's about lonely people on the fringes - wallflowers

    Gold Star - 4,646 Points Nick Kler (6/16/2015 9:44:00 PM)

    Courage to climb thin walls of Life and death and then wait.....being a hustler of death

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Poems About Grief

  1. 1. Consummation Of Grief , Charles Bukowski
  2. 2. "How Great My Grief" (Triolet) , Thomas Hardy
  3. 3. Grief , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  4. 4. A Grief Ago , Dylan Thomas
  5. 5. Talking To Grief , Denise Levertov
  6. 6. As Imperceptibly As Grief , Emily Dickinson
  7. 7. Circe's Grief , Louise Gluck
  8. 8. If Grief For Grief Can Touch Thee , Emily Jane Brontë
  9. 9. I Measure Every Grief I Meet (561) , Emily Dickinson
  10. 10. Grief Thief Of Time , Dylan Thomas
  11. 11. Sonnet 42: That Thou Hast Her, It Is Not.. , William Shakespeare
  12. 12. ! A Grief Ago , Michael Shepherd
  13. 13. Your Grief.... , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  14. 14. I Can Wade Grief , Emily Dickinson
  15. 15. Grief , George Herbert
  16. 16. [03] Grief , Ashraful Musaddeq
  17. 17. Sounds Of Grief , Sappho
  18. 18. I'Ve Learnt To Laugh In Grief , Aftab Alam
  19. 19. Maternal Grief , William Wordsworth
  20. 20. Grief Is A Mouse , Emily Dickinson
  21. 21. Brooding Grief , David Herbert Lawrence
  22. 22. Your Grief.... , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  23. 23. The Right To Grief , Carl Sandburg
  24. 24. A Wife's Grief Because Of Her Husband's .. , Confucius
  25. 25. In Time Of Grief , Lizette Woodworth Reese
  26. 26. 'Tis Good&Mdash;The Looking Back On Grief , Emily Dickinson
  27. 27. Silent Language Of Grief , Seema Chowdhury
  28. 28. Alone In Grief, Alone In Thought, Alone , Emmanuel George Cefai
  29. 29. Grief , Robert Laurence Binyon
  30. 30. Love And Grief , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  31. 31. . Grief Is , Adeline Foster
  32. 32. Drenched With Grief Rain , Aftab Alam
  33. 33. Grief Ii , Aftab Alam
  34. 34. Well Remembered A Heartbroken Mother's G.. , nimal dunuhinga
  35. 35. God's Grief , Robert William Service
  36. 36. Eternal Grief , Adeline Foster
  37. 37. #(Buddha) 24 Yashodhara's Grief , Rajaram Ramachandran
  38. 38. Aging Grief , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  39. 39. One Who Feels Others Grief As His Own , Narsinh Mehta
  40. 40. Hour Of Grief , Georg Trakl
  41. 41. A Grief Message! , Ramesh T A
  42. 42. The Heart Of Grief , Edith Nesbit
  43. 43. Season Of Grief , Carolyn Brunelle
  44. 44. The Sweetness That Comes After Grief , Aldo Kraas
  45. 45. Grief , Ray Lucero
  46. 46. Make Not A Monument Of Grief , David McLansky
  47. 47. Grief V , Aftab Alam
  48. 48. Midst Of Grief , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  49. 49. Suppressing Grief , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  50. 50. A Mother's Grief , Cynthia BuhainBaello
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