As the poems go…

As the poems go into the thousands
you realize that you’ve created very little.
It comes down to the rain, the sunlight,
the traffic, the nights and the days of the
years, the faces.
Leaving this will be easier than living it,
typing one more line now as
a man plays a piano through the radio,
the best writers have said very
little
and the worst,
far too much.

Charles Bukowski

~~~~~

C. H. Bukowski has always inspired me.
It was time to share another of his poems that I totally love.
But don’t write poetry and
So you want to be a writer? are my top favorites.
What did you think of the poem?
Who are your favorite poets?
Come on, let’s hear all about them.
~~~~~

Asha Seth

73 thoughts on “As the poems go…

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  1. I think it’s excellent words. My favorite poets are Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni ,Sonia Sanchez, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and new to my favorite poet’s list is Gwendolyn Brooks.

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  2.  today only i read this in a bloggers post and then now your blog “कुछ जज्बात चंद अल्फाजों में ब्यान नहीं होता” true less the words more the intensity and deeper meaning i belive.

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      1. Sorry for the long reply. If you google him, his Tumblr will come up. I’m terrible with remembering titles, but his poetry mainly deals with addiction and loneliness – sad stuff, but his mastery of both language and imagery is heart-rending.

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  3. Loooooove so you want to be a writer! So true. I hadn’t read the other one before but liked that as well.

    Honestly, I know very little about poets and poetry and usually forget my favourites anyway. I do always remember how much I like stopping by woods on a snowy evening by Robert Frost. I also love Tales of a Wayside Inn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Thats ridiculously good!

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    1. Frost is eternal and that poem of his the world’s favorite, or so I love to believe. I need to get my hands on Tales of a Wayside Inn. It sounds intriguing.
      Besides, I too absolutely love So you want to be a writer but then knowing me, I’d say I love all his poems just the much. Thanks, Arbie. It’s always exciting talking to you. 🙂

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                  1. I have read some of them. Will make time and read all. Asha also writes amazing poems. I look forward to reading her work. I tried to understand Shakespeare but failed. Good to share poetic interests.

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  4. He makes so much sense. He’s put into words EXACTLY what I feel poetry should be like – concise enough not to bore, but precise enough to convey every possible meaning through the smallest number of words. Thanks for sharing this.

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“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ― James A. Michener

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