"To the Whore Who Took My Poems"
By Charles Bukowski
stay abstract, and there is some reason in this,
twelve poems gone and I don't keep carbons and you have
but sometime simply
there won't be any more, abstract or otherwise;
always be mony and whores
down to the last bomb,
but as God said,
but not so very much
poetry. From a feminist perspective, I would first think that he should not be calling this woman a whore. Judging by the fact that "they" usually take his money from his "drunken pants sick in the corner", he's the one with the issues and he probably misplaced his poems while in a drunken stupor. He should worry more about his own problems and less about degrading the women he associates with.
Charles was born in Andernach, Germany in 1920 to Henry and Katharina Bukowski. He…
Charles was born in Andernach, Germany in 1920 to Henry and Katharina Bukowski. Henry Sr. was an American soldier and Katharina was a German native.
In 1930, the family moved to Los Angeles where his father's family had originated.
During Bukowski's childhood, his father was often unemployed and would often abuse Charles both physically and emotionally. Bukowski later said that this abuse inspired him, showing him what pain was all about.
Charles Charles Bukowski(August 16,
Charles Bukowski(August 16,
"Drinking is an emotional thing. It joggles you out of the standardism of everyday life, out of everything being the same. It yanks you out of your body and your mind and throws you against the wall. I have the feeling that drinking is a form of suicide where you're allowed to return to life and begin all over the next day. It's like killing yourself, and then you're reborn. I guess I've lived about ten or fifteen thousand lives now." -Bukowski