Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Poems

1. A 340 Dollar Horse And A Hundred Dollar Whore 3/31/2010
2. Beasts Bounding Through Time 3/19/2016
3. The Great Escape 4/5/2016
4. air and light and time and space 2/10/2016
5. On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists 1/13/2015
6. No help for that 4/27/2015
7. The Last Days Of The Suicide Kid 1/14/2015
8. For The Foxes 11/26/2014
9. My Cats 1/8/2015
10. Hell Is A Lonely Place 2/9/2015
11. Trollius And Trellises 3/31/2010
12. The Trash Men 3/31/2010
13. German 3/31/2010
14. So You Want To Be A Writer 3/23/2015
15. The Japanese Wife 3/31/2010
16. Goading The Muse 3/31/2010
17. I Am Visited By An Editor And A Poet 3/31/2010
18. The Laughing Heart 12/30/2013
19. Gas 3/31/2010
20. The German Hotel 1/3/2003
21. Rain Or Shine 1/1/2004
22. New Mexico 1/13/2003
23. The Shower 1/13/2003
24. Hemingway Never Did This 3/31/2010
25. Three Oranges 1/13/2003
26. Poetry Reading 1/13/2003
27. Sway With Me 1/13/2003
28. So Now? 1/13/2003
29. True Story 1/13/2003
30. These Things 1/1/2004
31. The Shoelace 4/28/2011
32. The Sun Wields Mercy 1/1/2004
33. My Friend, The Parking Lot Attendant 1/3/2003
34. Poem For My 43rd Birthday 1/13/2003
35. Show Biz 1/13/2003
36. Mama 1/13/2003
37. This 1/13/2003
38. The Retreat 1/13/2003
39. Luck 1/13/2003
40. The Worst And The Best 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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