Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bukowski's Dog Poems

Charles Bukowski was an amazing, eccentric, honest, yet dark, Poet. He also wrote many successful novels and short stories. I have recently finished reading one of his large books of poetry and thoroughly enjoyed it. It certainly isn't for everyone and is often not "family friendly", however, the truth and emotion many of his poems bring out, is powerful. On his lighter side, I found these two neat dog-related poems that I wanted to share. Enjoy! R.I.P. Bukowski.

DogCharles Bukowski
a single dog
walking alone on a hot sidewalk of
appears to have the power
of ten thousand gods.

why is this?

White Dog
Charles Bukowski
I went for a walk on Hollywood Boulevard.
I looked down and there was a large white dog
walking beside me.
his pace was exactly the same as mine,
we stopped at traffic signals together.
a woman smiled at us.
he must have walked 8 blocks with me.
then I went into a grocery store and
when I came out he was gone.
or she was gone.
the wonderful white dog
with a trace of yellow in its fur.
the large blue eyes were gone.
the grinning mouth was gone.
the lolling tongue was gone.
things are so easily lost.
things just can’t be kept forever.
I got the blues.
I got the blues.
that dog loved and
trusted me and
I let it walk away.

Take it easy,

P.S. Ah haha! Get a load of this title lol...

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