Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Poems

1. The Great Escape 4/5/2016
2. Beasts Bounding Through Time 3/19/2016
3. air and light and time and space 2/10/2016
4. On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists 1/13/2015
5. No help for that 4/27/2015
6. For The Foxes 11/26/2014
7. The Last Days Of The Suicide Kid 1/14/2015
8. My Cats 1/8/2015
9. Hell Is A Lonely Place 2/9/2015
10. The Trash Men 3/31/2010
11. Trollius And Trellises 3/31/2010
12. So You Want To Be A Writer 3/23/2015
13. German 3/31/2010
14. I Am Visited By An Editor And A Poet 3/31/2010
15. The Japanese Wife 3/31/2010
16. Goading The Muse 3/31/2010
17. The Laughing Heart 12/30/2013
18. New Mexico 1/13/2003
19. Gas 3/31/2010
20. The German Hotel 1/3/2003
21. Hemingway Never Did This 3/31/2010
22. The Shoelace 4/28/2011
23. Luck 1/13/2003
24. One Thirty-Six A.M. 1/3/2003
25. Somebody 1/13/2003
26. My Friend, The Parking Lot Attendant 1/3/2003
27. The Great Slob 1/3/2003
28. Poetry Reading 1/13/2003
29. Out Of The Arm Of One Love... 1/13/2003
30. On Going Back To The Street After Viewing An Art Show 1/13/2003
31. Something For The Touts, The Nuns, The Grocery Clerks, And You . . . 1/13/2003
32. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death 1/13/2003
33. Mama 1/13/2003
34. Crucifix In A Deathhand 3/31/2010
35. Poem For My 43rd Birthday 1/13/2003
36. The Blackbirds Are Rough Today 1/3/2003
37. Shoes 1/13/2003
38. Now 1/13/2003
39. Marina 1/13/2003
40. The Shower 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Charles Bukowski

A Smile To Remember

we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
covering the picture window and
my mother, always smiling, wanting us all
to be happy, told me, 'be happy Henry!'
and she was right: it's better to be happy if you
can
but my father continued to beat her and me several times a week while
raging inside his 6-foot-two frame because he couldn't
understand what was attacking him from within.

my mother, poor fish,
wanting to be happy, beaten two or three times a
week, telling me to be happy: 'Henry, ...

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The Retreat

this time has finished me.

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