The Roominghouse Madrigals

By Charles Bukowski

The Roominghouse Madrigals is a range of poetry from Charles Bukowski's early paintings. It indicates a touch softer aspect to the loved barfly.

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YOU DON’T CARE approximately whatever but when YOU have been educating a category AND one of many scholars requested you which of them AMERICAN POETS they need to learn WHAT might YOU inform THEM? she crossed her legs as I watched and that i idea i'll knock him out with one punch rape her in four mins trap a teach for L. A. get off in Arizona and stroll off into the wilderness and that i couldn’t inform him that i'd by no means train a category that besides no longer liking American poetry that I didn’t like American periods both or the task that they'd anticipate me to do, so I stated Whitman, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence’s poems approximately reptiles and beasts, Auden. after which I learned that Whitman used to be the single real American, that Eliot was once now not an American one way or the other and the others in no way, and he knew it too he knew that I had fucked up yet I made no apologies suggestion a few extra approximately rape I nearly enjoyed the lady yet I knew that after she walked out that i'd by no means see her back and we shook arms and the Gugg stated he’d ship me the object whilst it got here out yet I knew that he didn’t have a piece of writing and he knew it too after which he acknowledged i'm going to ship you a few of my poems translated into English and that i stated high-quality and that i watched them stroll out of where I watched her highheels clack down the tall eco-friendly steps after which either one of them have been long gone yet I stored remembering her costume sliding in every single place her like a moment pores and skin and that i was once wild with mourning and love and unhappiness and being a idiot not able to speak whatever and that i walked in and comprehensive that beer cracked one other wear my ragged king’s coat and walked out into the hot Orleans highway and that very evening I sat with my buddies and acted vile and the ass a lot mouth and villainy and cruelness they usually by no means knew why. Very I take the taxi to Newport and examine the wrinkles within the driver’s cranium; all anticipation is long past: defeat has come so frequently (like rain) that it has assumed extra which means than victory; the participant is nice at the piano and we wait in a nook (this poet! ) ready to recite poems; it’s like a cave the following: filled with bats and whores and bodiless song relocating in the back of the area; my head aches, and looking a planned door i believe lightly of profitable papa Haydn rotting within the wet backyard above copulating tone-deaf gophers… the solar is in a field someplace asleep like a cat; the bats flit, a physique takes my hand (the one with the drink: the suitable hand is the drinker) a girl, a terrible damned girl, anything alive sits and blinks at me: Hank, it says, they need you up entrance! fuck ’em, I say, fuck ’em. i've got grown relatively fats and vulgar (a planned loss of life at the kitchen ground) and abruptly I snort at my first-class like a few swine of a businessman and that i don’t even believe like getting up to piss… Angels, we've grown aside. The glance: I as soon as acquired a toy rabbit at a division shop and now he sits and ponders me with red sheer eyes: He desires golfballs and glass partitions.

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