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The people look like flowers at last : new poems

Author: Charles Bukowski; John Martin
Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st Ecco paperbackView all editions and formats
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the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he giggled up through the soot. I walked miles through the city and recognized nothing as a giant claw ate at my stomach while the inside of my head felt airy as if I was about to go mad. it's not so much that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bukowski; John Martin
ISBN: 9780060577087 0060577088
OCLC Number: 156814963
Description: 299 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. for they had things to say --
evening class, 20 years later --
the snow of Italy --
near a plate glass window --
beef tongue --
the 1930s --
people as flowers --
acceptance --
life at the P.O. --
the minute --
too near the slaughterhouse --
a future congressman --
stranger in a strange city --
just another wino --
it is not much --
the bull --
the people, no --
you might as well kiss your ass goodbye --
purple glow --
one thousand dollars --
grip the dark --
the dwarf with a punch --
the elephants of Vietnam --
breakfast --
inverted love song --
Salty Dogs --
brainless eyes --
unbelievable --
war and peace --
the harder you try --
2. all the little girls --
no more of those young men --
legs --
Jane's shoes --
Rimbaud be damned --
bewitched in New York --
don't worry, baby, I'll get it --
the telephone message machine --
that nice girl who came in to change the sheets --
an agreement on Tchaikovsky --
love song to the woman I saw Wednesday at the racetrack --
possession --
six --
man mowing the lawn across the way from me --
the girl outside --
the chicken --
an ancient love --
match point --
I also like to look at ceilings --
no Cagney, me --
soup, cosmos and tears --
peacock or bell --
purple and black --
fulfillment --
yours --
kissing me away --
goodbye, my love --
heat --
the police helicopter --
ah --
of course --
the dream, the dream --
note on the tigress --
3. poem for my daughter --
sheets --
sick leave --
my father --
the old woman --
what made you lose your inspiration? --
another poem about a drunk and then I'll let you go --
dead dog --
I live in a neighborhood of murder --
the bombing of Berlin --
all right, Camus --
quits --
Adolf --
the anarchists --
perfect white teeth --
4 blocks --
you can't force your way through the eye of the needle --
two kinds of hell --
my faithful Indian servant --
a plausible finish --
another one of my critics --
fog --
free? --
imported punch --
it was an UNDERWOOD --
the creation coffin --
the 7 horse --
the suicide --
overcast --
the final word --
fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces --
after receiving a contributor's copy --
poor night --
you write many poems about death --
4. dog --
the hatred for Hemingway --
looking at the cat's balls --
contributors' notes --
on beer cans and sugar cartons --
pay your rent or get out --
note on a door knocker --
the American Flag Shirt --
age --
the dogs bark knives --
the hog in the hedge --
I never bring my wife --
an interview at 70 --
2 views --
van Gogh and 9 innings --
9 a.m. --
lousy day --
sadness in the air --
the great debate --
our deep sleep --
the sorry history of myself --
law --
a great writer --
a gigantic thirst --
eulogies --
a residue --
1990 special --
passage --
a most dark night in April --
sun coming down.
Responsibility: Charles Bukowski ; edited by John Martin.

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"if you read this after I am deadIt means I made it"-"The Creation Coffin"The People Look like Flowers at Last is the last of five collections of never-before published poetry from the late great  Read more...

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