Charles Bukowski

(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994 / Andernach)

As The Sparrow Poem by Charles Bukowski

To give life you must take life,
and as our grief falls flat and hollow
upon the billion-blooded sea
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Comments about this poem (As The Sparrow by Charles Bukowski )

  • Freshman - 674 Points Giorgio Veneto (9/17/2014 5:28:00 PM)

    I am a true poet when it is fashionable to be a writer of arrhythmic lines. The best I can say as an answer to this write. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,153 Points Kevin Patrick (5/7/2014 9:17:00 PM)

    I am old when it is fashionable to be

    A timeless sentiment for everyone. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (2/1/2014 11:42:00 PM)

    .....a beautiful poem with a great message... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (10/27/2013 10:04:00 PM)

    Brilliant write by Charles! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jonny Brackney (12/13/2011 9:16:00 AM)

    Charles Bukowski is by far my favourite writer. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mark Gooding (8/3/2011 9:22:00 AM)

    This poem emotes depressing images. Too negative for my taste. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deanna Hughes (9/14/2008 12:18:00 AM)

    Charles Bukowski.
    What a wonderful man you were.
    This poem, nothing but truth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sharon Lewis (5/4/2006 2:17:00 PM)

    This poem struck a chord of sadness and longing. As sad as Bukowski is, we have all been there. Thankfully, not to live. (Report) Reply

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