April 19, 2009


I discovered a new poet today.


ruin

William Saroyan said, "I ruined my
life by marrying the same woman
twice."

there will always be something
to ruin our lives,
William,
it all depends upon
what or which
finds us
first,
we are always
ripe and ready
to be
taken.

ruined lives are
normal
both for the wise
and
others.

it is only when
that life
ruined
becomes ours
we realize
then
that the suicides, the
drunkards, the mad, the
jailed, the dopers
and etc. etc.
are just as common
a part of existence
as the gladiola, the
rainbow
the
hurricane
and nothing
left
on the kitchen
shelf.

Charles Bukowski
From
Septuagenarian Stew - Stories and Poems
Black Sparrow Press, 1990.

6 comments:

americanising desi said...

whao, rightly said.
i read somewhere a while ago that our choices have been made already, do you think bad luck has been spelled?
just a confusing thought i wanna get over!

Ubaid said...

i read this somewhere...

Xeb said...

A: maybe. I don't know. I like to think not. But then again! :P

U: He's apparently a really famous American poet I just discovered! Interesting man, really vulgar (but extremely interesting) poetry.

Eeda said...

hey...
ur updates are quirky, amusing, and very entertaining.. :)
and this btw, was awesome!

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c)a fan

celebrate!

Xeb said...

E: :)

Marina said...

I likes. Good pick.