Do you want to know the dark truth...
or do you want to see me whack some dingers?

Apr 2 2005

Startled Into Life Like Fire

mrpinkschin.jpg in grevious deity my cat
walks around
he walks around and around
electric tail and

he is
alive and
plush and
final as a plum tree

neither of us understands
cathedrals or
the man outside
watering his

if I were all the man
that he is
cat -
if there were men
like this
the world could

he leaps up on the couch
and walks through
porticoes of my

- Written by Charles Bukowski, taken from his book Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame.

Posted by Kyle in Bukowski | Permalink


Way to give everyone what they want! Your adorable cat and Bukowski.

I've bought two Bukowski books because of your posts--What Matters Most is How You Walk Through the Fire, and The Last Night of the Earth Poems.

Posted by: Shaun at April 2, 2005 2:19 PM

exactly shaun...what better on an early sunday afternoon contemplating what to do for the day but perchance get a mr. pink photo + bukowski verse! my girls love mr. pink and i call them over to the display every time you post one, and me and my son are nipping on bukowski more thanks to you and your posts.

ps. we are getting a kittie (in 8 wks.) too!

Posted by: melina at April 3, 2005 3:48 PM

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