Friday, August 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Buk!


1920 -- Charles Bukowski, lives, Andernach, Germany.

Bukowski spent most of his life in Los Angeles, California, & began publishing his unique poetry in 1955. Violent images & graphic language in poetry & fiction become trademarks. 

American author of the second wave Beat Generation, noted for his stories of survival & heavy drinking on the fringe of society.
Sway with Me

sway with me, everything sad —
madmen in stone houses
without doors,
lepers streaming love & song
frogs trying to figure
the sky;
sway with me, sad things —
fingers split on a forge
old age like breakfast shells
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.

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