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evil_genius
Posted on: November 3rd, 2005, 7:02am Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi. I am a newbie here. I was hoping to find any fans of Bukowski as he is my hero
One collapses and surrenders
not out of choice
or lack of intelligence
or bad teeth
or bad diet
one surrenders
because that's the BEST MOVIE
around.
Once I was so disgusted with the working of things that I dialed the time and listened to the voice over and over again:
"it's now 10:18 and 20 seconds its now 10:18 and 30 seconds..."
I dodn't like the voice and I didn't care what time it was
yet I listened.
satisfied now
I'm glad somebody stole my last watch
it was so difficult to read
satisfied now Ive got a new one
it has a black face and white hands
and I sit there and watch
the second hand
the minute hand
the hour hand
as outside
caterpillars crawl my walls
and finally fall
like empires
like old dead loves
and new loves
fall.

night's best

with my black-faced watch
with white hands

- Charles Bukowski

Cheers!
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leece
Posted on: November 3rd, 2005, 10:35am Quote Report to Moderator
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"I'm glad somebody stole my last watch
it was so difficult to read"

I love that line, I wonder if Mr Bukowski was inspirational for They Might Be Giants non secatuerial lyric style?

I was impressed by the poem above, so I just went looking at some of his other poetry, very powerful stuff! There's some more of his poem on line at  http://www.levity.com/corduroy/bukowski.htm and there's other links there to biographies and stuff.

Worth a look.

I liked "Short Order",
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evil_genius
Posted on: November 4th, 2005, 4:06am Quote Report to Moderator
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I actually remember that line really standing out to me as well!!! How funny. Cheers!
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