Posts Tagged ‘Charles Bukowski’

  • Staff Picks: 4 Favourite Bukowski Poems | 4x4th Estate

    • Nov 30, 2016 • Tags: ,

    To celebrate this month’s release of Essential Bukowski: Poetry by Charles Bukowski, we’ve rounded up the gang to share their favourite lyrics from this compact yet comprehensive collection. Some of us are first time Bukowski readers, some are longtime devotees. Wherever you are in your Bukowski journey, these four poems will ease you in (or shock you to the core) to the brilliance of a Los Angelino legend.

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  • Charles Bukowski with cats.

    • Nov 18, 2016 • Tags: , ,

    Charles Bukowski with white cat

    the history of a tough motherfucker

    he came to the door one night wet boney beaten and
    terrorized.
    a white cross-eyed tailless cat
    I took him in and fed him and he stayed
    got to trust until a friend drove up the driveway
    and ran him over
    I took what was left to a vet who said, “not much
    chance . . . give him these pills and wait . . . his backbone
    is crushed, it was crushed once before but somehow
    melded, if he lives he’ll never walk again, look at
    these x- rays, he’s been shot, look here, the pellets
    are still in him . . . also, he once had a tail, somebody
    cut it off . . .”

     

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