February 6, 2008

Hate was just a legend
And war was never known



Gilbert and George, England, 1980

Late Fragment
-- by Raymond Carver

And did you get what

you wanted from this life, even so?

I did.

And what did you want?

To call myself beloved, to feel myself

beloved on the earth.


Basic
-- by Charles Bukowski

the short poem
like the short life
may not be the best thing
but generally
it's
easier.

this is a short
poem at the end
of a
long
life

sitting here
looking at
you
now

then
saying
adios!


As Planned
-- by Frank O'Hara

After the first glass of vodka
you can accept just about anything
of life even your own mysteriousness
you think it is nice that a box
of matches is purple and brown and is called
La Petite and comes from Sweden
for they are words that you know and that
is all you know words not their feelings
or what they mean and you write because
you know them not because you understand them
because you don't know you are stupid and lazy
and will never be great but you do
what you know because what else is there?

1 Comments:

Blogger Henotic said...

At first as I scrolled down I thought the last line of BASIC was "AS PLANNED"

if that was poetic license, Bukowski would have applauded, I think.

3:36 AM  

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