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.
"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.