Being a Charles Bukowski fan since his death in 1994 has, for the most part, been an exercise in treading water. He left a phenomenal body of work to be published posthumously, but let's face it, he published most of the good stuff before he died. Way before, some would say. But The People Look Like Flowers at Last is the first book of poetry (The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship, a book of prose, is remarkable) since Bukowski's death where some of the poems really resound. Like Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame resound. Sure, in a book of three hundred pages, not all of them do, but some of this is Buk's best work since the early seventies. And all this time it was sitting in a drawer...
“Those faces you see every day on the streets were not created entirely without hope: be kind to them: like you they have not escaped.”
― Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers at Last
|Title: The People Look Like Flowers At Last|
Author(s): Charles Bukowski
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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from 'The people look like flowers at last'
Edited by John Martin. Harper Collins Publishers. New York,2008.
The top, I think, is my favorite, because it reminds me of The People Look Like Flowers At Last by Charles Bukowski. If you’ve been following me long enough on or , then I’m sure you’ve deduced that I’m a sucker for all things poetic and literary—even though I’m not quite at that stage where my works are poetic or pretty much anything other than a jumble of my thoughts.