“sick” Charles Bukowski

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This Charles Bukowski poem comes from the collection Dangling in the Tournefortia. As described on the book’s dedication page, “The tournefortia is a large tropical tree, ideally suited to the Southern California climate, that produces small delicate flowers and a kind of flesh fruit.” The poem “sick” deals with Bukowski’s…

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“the tragedy of the leaves” Charles Bukowski Poem

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The Charles Bukowski poem “the tragedy of the leaves” is the first poem appearing in the collection Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame. I’ve always been a fan of Bukowski’s early poetry, with books like The Roominghouse Madrigals, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck and Burning in Water… being among some of…

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“for the concerned:” Charles Bukowski Poem

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Just got a bunch of Charles Bukowski poetry books from a friend who is moving to the other side of the country. One of them is You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense. Here’s one poem from the book that is a particular favorite. for the…

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“Independence Day,” by Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski wasn’t a big fan of holidays. That didn’t keep him from writing great poems and stories about them. In fact, the general disinterest he felt for holidays, which sometimes drifted into disgust, make his “holiday” writings more interesting than what most writers come up with surrounding these so-called…

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Charles Bukowski Explains Why He Wrote Poetry (Video)

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Charles Bukowski was a poet, but he wasn’t a huge fan of poetry. Or, at least, not most of it. He had as little patience for the poets themselves. So why would the man want to write poetry if he found it so distasteful? Here, in an excerpt from an…

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