THE LAUGHING HEART by C Bukowski

Hi everyone!
I love this poem , so I want to share it with you all.

… you are all marvelous… Hugs.

Have a great Weekend.

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THE LAUGHING HEART
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 darkness.
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.

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14 thoughts on “THE LAUGHING HEART by C Bukowski

  1. Yes, Anna, Bukowski wrote some great poems, and ‘The Laughing Heart’ is another gem 😉

    Here’s my favourite (yes, I’m British ;)) poem by Bukowski:

    Charles Bukowski, “the priest and the matador”

    in the slow Mexican air I watched the bull die
    and they cut off his ear, and his great head held
    no more terror than a rock.

    driving back the next day we stopped at the Mission
    and watched the golden red and blue flowers pulling
    like tigers in the wind.

    set this to metric: the bull, and the fort of Christ:
    the matador on his knees, the dead bull his baby;
    and the priest staring from the window
    like a caged bear.

    you may argue in the market place and pull at your
    doubts with silken strings: I will only tell you
    this: I have lived in both their temples,
    believing all and nothing—perhaps, now, they will
    die in mine.

    Yep, Bukowski is a poetic genius at his best 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing. I’ve long loved his novels, but have not yet explored his poetry. Bukowski could study the worst and best of humanity without blinking an eye. I think he loved everything he saw.

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