Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

And The Moon And The Stars And The World - Poem by Charles Bukowski

Long walks at night--
that's what good for the soul:
peeking into windows
watching tired housewives
trying to fight off
their beer-maddened husbands.

Comments about And The Moon And The Stars And The World by Charles Bukowski

  • Silver Star - 4,474 Points Edmund Strolis (11/16/2015 7:50:00 PM)

    Housewives peer from behind comfortable curtains stirred by the sound of derelicts digging through their trash like ruddy faced raccoon's. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,178 Points Leloudia Migdali (11/12/2015 2:31:00 PM)

    Nice piece of ugly reality! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,911 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/11/2015 1:47:00 PM)

    Nice satire.................. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie nap torremocha (8/11/2015 7:24:00 PM)

    it says that housewives must walk to the night and night symbolizes solitude and peaceful which maybe they will feel relax away from their husbands whose addicted to beer.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 68,164 Points Fabrizio Frosini (8/4/2015 4:23:00 PM)

    short and intense.. a slice of life wandering through the universe.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mazhari David (5/21/2014 4:09:00 AM)

    One is having a peaceful nitewalk while others are dealing with their own problems... this is the cruelty of life. For one beauty in this world, how many ugly events? * * (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points Dawn Fuzan (5/14/2014 4:46:00 PM)

    Charles This is an interesting piece of poetry keep it up (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 943 Points Stephen W (12/28/2012 9:57:00 PM)

    I've lived for years in a slum neighbourhood infested with drunks. I often go for long walks late at night.
    In the city you can't see the stars. I've never looked in a window and seen a drunk chasing his wife about.
    It just doesn't happen. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 0 Points Hannah R (10/19/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    just because you've never seen it where you lived doesn't mean it doesn't happen. i've lived, quite literally, in the forest my whole life and i've never seen a bear so they just don't exist.

  • Rookie Alistair Plint (11/2/2012 7:51:00 AM)

    i don't think Mr. Buk has issues... i think the subjects (people) in the poem are the ones with the issues... after reading it again and again, i comprehend that Mr. Buk is ripping the abusive husbands up. I think he does a fairly good job of it. I also found the way he used the structure tired housewives and fight off to display a respect of her the CEO of home affairs. Thanks for this Charles, we need people who stand up for these issues, btw, have you met an angel yet? If you do will you ask them to dropp a wallnut on Robert Quilter's head please? *kidding* Al. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reginald Tyler (4/16/2012 6:45:00 PM)

    You are in the mind of the man. You can't be disappointed or happy about what he says. You can accept it, or not accept it. Its a poem. Its a fleeting moment in time when he had those thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Roxy Del Mar (3/24/2012 1:05:00 AM)

    Quilter, white trash is NOT glamorous. Not only is your statement fetid classism, as Ms. Fantasy so accurately put it, but considered extremely offensive and racist in the South, if not all the US. And if we're going to be beyond anything, it should be making remarks such as the ones you just did. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abby Fantasy (10/24/2009 1:09:00 PM)

    La de da. Mr. Quilter's fetid classism is repulsive. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Robert Quilter (9/26/2008 3:17:00 PM)

    i think we should be way beyond any arguement that C.Bukowski was a moderate poet.He represented 'marginal' people in the California he knew, and probably a large chunk of the rest of the states.'White trash' as they are sometimes catorgorised and glamorised now. This is stunning, for all the reasons posters have mentioned before and because it means something.It's a real issue for hundreds of thousands maybe millions of people (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ian X (5/3/2008 1:01:00 AM)

    Buk's got more than 'some issues', its the life that molded the clay into a great artist. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Angeline Andre (1/13/2008 9:27:00 AM)

    well i feel mad for this dude but its obvious he has some issues (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Speakman (9/10/2007 6:06:00 AM)

    On first glance Bukowski is a puzzle.Try and write like him though.His economy is awesome.Little words with short sentences that paint the whole picture? Very difficult.Zicky. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Brian Dorn (7/20/2006 4:43:00 PM)

    Interesting spin on the notion of nightly walks being good for the soul... the distant moon and stars contrasted with the hardness of the world in which we live. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sean O''Carroll (5/25/2006 6:39:00 PM)

    I'm very late here. Doesn't Roehl's copy have an uncanny resemblence to a Jim Morrison 'poem? ' No offense, just an observation. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie THE LAST REMNANT OF SANITY BIDS YOU ADIEU (5/12/2006 6:41:00 PM)

    Except for the obvious typos of the person who posted this, this is one of the most remarkable poemettes I've ever read....and silly kids...funny that you'd rewrite a greats' work - but isn't his own work precisely what has made him great? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Solomon Brook (12/28/2005 1:56:00 PM)

    I'm late, here. But I wish to express my agreement with you Roehl about the structure of poems. I like the example you have there better than whats above. Good review. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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