16 janeiro 2013









defining the magic





a good poem is like a cold beer
when you need it,
a good poem is a hot turkey
sandwich when you’re
hungry,
a good poem is a gun when
the mob corners you,
a good poem is something that
allows you to walk through the streets of
death,
a good poem can make death melt like
hot butter,
a good poem can frame agony and
hang it on a wall,
a good poem can let your feet touch
China,
a good poem can make a broken mind
fly,
a good poem can let you shake hands
with Mozart,
a good poem can let you shoot craps
with the devil
and win,
a good poem can do almost anything,
and most important
a good poem knows when to
stop.







Charles Bukowski










3 comentários:

  1. a good poem is a laughing heart saying
    Your life is your life
    don't let it be clubbed
    into dank submission.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txe6NDt7DHU

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  2. falo muitas vezes nesse poema, maria. e gosto muito da leitura do waits e do acertadíssimo comentário final: "that's a beauty" :)

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    1. este é mesmo um poema que nos persegue toda uma vida... nunca nos podemos esquecer - you are marvelous /the gods wait to delight in you. e a voz do waits encaixa completamente na do bukowski, a sensação que eu tenho é que eles são quase almas gémeas, um na música outra na literatura; e tb tinha reparado nesse final, breve mas que faz toda a diferença.

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