Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

As The Poems Go


as the poems go into the thousands you
realize that you've created very
little.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Freshman - 1,154 Points Richard Provencher (9/6/2014 9:26:00 PM)

    He's seems to question the value or intent or impact his work has created. I enjoy the succinctness of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mazhari David (5/21/2014 5:15:00 AM)

    Only solitary people can understand insanity** (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Steven Harris (3/19/2013 2:48:00 PM)

    I read this alot, its inspiring. A mad genius indeed. I might even get this tattoed on my arm. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anna Kulpa (2/6/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    I am insane too. Now not alone. Thank you Charles. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lorenzo A. Fernandez Jr. (8/12/2012 11:39:00 PM)

    profound truth in simple words, bukowski is number one in this kind of style. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Richard Hexem (3/22/2010 9:10:00 PM)

    After further study, I would have to say insanity is closer to the truth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Richard Hexem (3/1/2010 8:25:00 PM)

    Mr. Bukowski appears to handle that thin line between insanity and genius quite well. Few do it as well, I think. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christopher Manuel Garc�a Vega (12/31/2009 12:44:00 AM)

    in the middle of the night, when silence has invaded every corner of your head, suddenly you hear the dying sigh of an angel that just passed... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lucy Goosey (12/24/2007 2:10:00 AM)

    yes bukowski all of your shit is great.. mind blowing! ! ! it makes me CRY! Bukowksi let me suck your dick... please! ! (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 523 Points Gigi Levin (10/6/2014 9:23:00 AM)

    GTFO off this page with your hooker talk! You clearly have some kind of an attention problem. And do you really want to do that to a dead guy? ! Wacko floozy pundit.

  • Rookie Richard A. Davis SR. (8/11/2007 8:09:00 PM)

    So brilliantly insightful with so few words. Of the many thousands of works done, nothing is really new. Someone before us all has felt the same way, or thought the same way- we just relate it in different verse. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jessika Ni Cuillan (6/23/2007 6:10:00 PM)

    i love the big bukowski.... you can't call the man a lier! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (10/27/2005 11:02:00 AM)

    ............................................................. (Report) Reply

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