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POEM OF THE DAY "As The Sparrow" by Charles Bukowski

Apologies to everyone for the absence of our usual poetry insertions this week; based on your tweets and emails, we know you look forward to  Poem of the DayI've been working on a major project and I'm done...hooray!  We're back!  

Enjoy the return of Bukowski as well...and there's a recommended book below (Bukowski's Poetry of course):

As the Sparrow

By Charles Bukowski

To give life you must take life,  
and as our grief falls flat and hollow
upon the billion-blooded sea
I pass upon serious inward-breaking shoals rimmed
with white-legged, white-bellied rotting creatures
lengthily dead and rioting against surrounding scenes.
Dear child, I only did to you what the sparrow
did to you; I am old when it is fashionable to be
young; I cry when it is fashionable to laugh.
I hated you when it would have taken less courage
to love.


1 comment:

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