New Beginnings – dVersePoet Prompt : OpenLinkNight – Week 25, Did Someone Mention Charles Bukowski?
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dVersePoet Prompt : OpenLinkNight – Week 25, Did Someone Mention Charles Bukowski?
if the words endure, they do so because they link the links –
Intro, Charles Bukowski, and Me
the guys and gals over at dversepoets have these open mike invitations, where one can create poems to particular prompts or themes
i’ve tried my hand with a few and like their essay-prefaced prompt calls
this particular invite is an open link night, so anything goes (i think) 😉
brian, who helps run (runs?) the site, wrote the post-new-year new year’s post, and included a quote from charles bukowski
so i took my cue from that inclusion and did my best hispanic-american young-senior mostly-mild-life impression of who, if you’ve read anything of bukowski’s, was probably closer to what my initial immigrant ancestors’ lives were like, rough ready persistent and, eventually, would’ve been eminently readable
and for those who do know charles bukowski’s readings, no this is nowhere near, close to, or pretending-ly as “authentic-rough” as he was 😉
this is just me playing him on the internet –
on a blog 😉
brian leaves a much better “taste” of bukowski on his site 😉 with his poem
Homage to Charles Bukowski
On the Third Day of a New Year
I sat on the glass
til it cracked.
I didn’t want
a glass of it
to spill & stain
I don’t want to
sip & think fine
guzzle the mouth of
steins set like barrels.
Those aren’t opportunities.
Now buy me a drink.
© 2012 adam light creations / adan lerma
so much emphasis in yoga is on oneness, i sometimes forget that inclusiveness must not only recognize variety and diversity, but celebrate it
though, in all honesty, i only forget, i feel, for moments 😉
the teeming-ness of life in our what-seems so homogenous increasingly-global lives, is an easy reminder…
try getting all your friends or family, or your social-media circle of friends to “really” agree on something, you’ll see what i mean (as if you don’t know this already!)
diversity, i believe, in our oneness, is part of what drove charles bukowski
he couldn’t live otherwise than how he was –
yet, it seems to me, he not so much wanted “in” – as felt he already was in –
and why didn’t other people see that 😉
that’s the way i think we are today in our world today –
we’re already one, but don’t always believe it…
happy new new-year’s day-3 everyone!
soon we’ll be one week in, and no going back 😉
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
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very good – glad to have you in the pub!
thanks sheila, glad to have found ya’ll
saw your new year’s prompt poem, nice! esp liked,
for the moonlit, glistening molecules
of you trailing behind me”
what an image! thanks 😉
guzzle the mouth of
steins set like barrels.”
I like these lines…captured an attitude towards life ~
Happy New Year and Cheers ~
thanks heaven 😉 bukowski invokes that attitude straight on, it seems
your “song of parting” btw, really is more a song than a lament, and that’s a great attitude 😉
I really enjoyed this…It made me smile and I would love to sit and raise a stein of opportunity in honor of Charles! Cheers!!
thanks roxy, yea he was quite a character, and writer 😉 very passionate about life, even when he feigned languidness i think 😉
haha…i lov me some buk…nice play on him…and pull up a seat at the pub i will buy you that drink…smiles….
thanks brian 😉 definitely take that drink some time 😉