English poetry

Poems in English

I Met A Genius

I met a genius on the train Today About 6 years old, He sat beside me And as the train […]

Gamblers All

sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you […]

What A Writer

what i liked about e. e. cummings Was that he cut away from The holiness of the Word And with […]

A Following

the phone rang at 1:30 a. m. and it was a man from Denver: “Chinaski, you got a following in […]

Show Biz

I can’t have it And you can’t have it And we won’t Get it So don’t bet on it Or […]

Shoes

when you’re young A pair of Female High-heeled shoes Just sitting Alone In the closet Can fire your Bones; When […]

Rain Or Shine

the vultures at the zoo (all three of the) Sit very quietly in their Caged tree And below On the […]

The Genius Of The Crowd

there is enough treachery, hatred violence absurdity in the average Human being to supply any given army on any given […]

Flophouse

you haven’t lived Until you’ve been in a Flophouse With nothing but one Light bulb And 56 men Squeezed together […]

Somebody

god I got the sad blue blues, This woman sat there and she Said Are you really Charles Bukowski? And […]

Another Day

having the low down blues and going Into a restraunt to eat. You sit at a table. The waitress smiles […]

Young In New Orleans

starving there, sitting around the bars, And at night walking the streets for hours, The moonlight always seemed fake To […]

For The Foxes

don’t feel sorry for me. I am a competent, Satisfied human being. Be sorry for the others Who Fidget Complain […]

For Jane

225 days under grass And you know more than I. They have long taken your blood, You are a dry […]

Cause And Effect

the best often die by their own hand Just to get away, And those left behind Can never quite understand […]

Love & Fame & Death

it sits outside my window now Like and old woman going to market; It sits and watches me, It sweats […]

Trashcan Lives

the wind blows hard tonight And it’s a cold wind And I think about The boys on the row. I […]

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