The Laughing Heart

May 12, 2013

By: Charles Bukowski

                                                  Your life is your life

                                   don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.

               be on the watch.

                                               there are ways out.

                   there is a light somewhere.

                         it may not be much light but it beats the darknes

 be on the watch.

the gods will offer you chances

   know them.

take them

you can’t beat death

but you can beat death in life, sometimes.

                      and the more often you learn to do it,

the more light there will be.

 your life is your life.

                 know it while you have it.

                             you are marvelous the gods wait to delight in you.

Drawing by Weronika Krzemieniecka | Posted by devidsketchbook.com

MUTINY, 60" x 78", oil, enamel & shellac on canvas, 2012, by Samantha Keely Smith.

detail: MUTINY, 60" x 78", oil, enamel & shellac on canvas, 2012, by Samantha Keely Smith.

detail: MUTINY, 60" x 78", oil, enamel & shellac on canvas, 2012, by Samantha Keely Smith.

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4 Responses to “The Laughing Heart”

  1. kvennarad said

    I don’t know what it is about Charles Bukowski that makes him shine so. His poetry is an acquired taste; sometimes (to me) it seems unpoetic (whatever that means), flat, a laundry list; other times I marvel at it. He inspired me to this a couple of years ago:
    http://mairibheag.com/2011/11/19/travelling-with-bukowski-parts-1-and-2/

    Thank you very much for this post. It accompanied my breakfast cup of coffee.

    M
    __________
    Marie Marshall
    writer/poet/editor
    Scotland
    http://mairibheag.com
    http://kvennarad.wordpress.com

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