Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

Charles Bukowski Poems

1. 2 Flies 3/31/2010
2. 40,000 1/13/2003
3. A Challenge To The Dark 1/13/2003
4. A Following 1/13/2003
5. A Radio With Guts 1/13/2003
6. A Smile To Remember 1/3/2003
7. About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter 3/31/2010
8. Alone With Everybody 1/1/2004
9. An Almost Made Up Poem 1/13/2003
10. And The Moon And The Stars And The World 1/13/2003
11. Another Day 1/13/2003
12. Are You Drinking? 1/13/2003
13. As The Poems Go 1/13/2003
14. As The Sparrow 1/13/2003
15. Back To The Machine Gun 1/3/2003
16. Be Kind 1/13/2003
17. Big Night On The Town 1/13/2003
18. Bluebird 1/13/2003
19. Carson Mccullers 1/3/2003
20. Cause And Effect 1/13/2003
21. Close To Greatness 1/3/2003
22. Confession 1/3/2003
23. Consummation Of Grief 1/13/2003
24. Cows In Art Class 1/13/2003
25. Crucifix In A Deathhand 3/31/2010
26. Curtain 1/13/2003
27. Cut While Shaving 1/13/2003
28. Death Wants More Death 1/13/2003
29. Decline 1/13/2003
30. Eat Your Heart Out 1/13/2003
31. Eulogy To A Hell Of A Dame 1/1/2004
32. Finish 1/13/2003
33. Finished? 1/3/2003
34. Flophouse 1/13/2003
35. For Jane 1/13/2003
36. For Jane: With All The Love I Had, Which Was Not Enough: 1/1/2004
37. For The Foxes 11/26/2014
38. Freedom 1/1/2004
39. Friends Within The Darkness 1/1/2004
40. Gamblers All 1/3/2003
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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