Normal is so boring

Charles Bukowski

I have read about few Poets but the one I really really like would be none other than CHARLES BUKOWSKI. My god! What an amazing way of writing. He would never go on writing in the form of Shakespeare way or Rabindranath style, his way is plain, simple and yet different. An American writer, he dwells in the dirty, secret life of common man. At least I think so. Though I have not yet read all his poems, but as much as I have read, they are amazing.


He has always used a different method for describing his emotions, thoughts, intellect..very different. His way is underground, dark and violent language but my god it is amazing! My sister once borrowed one of Bukowski’s book from her close friend. I, as usual, going through her stuff saw that book and started reading randomly. I read few poems and since then I started liking his way of writing. I at times try to capture the rawness but it kinda gets weird.


At their best, there is gentleness in Humanity.

some understanding and, at times, acts of


but all in all it is a mass, a glob that doesn’t

have too much.

it is like a large animal deep in sleep and

almost nothing can awaken it.

when activated it’s best at brutality,

selfishness, unjust judgments, murder.

what can we do with it, this Humanity?

Above is an extract from one of his poem ‘What can we do?‘. At least I like it, what about you all? 😀


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