Thursday, August 09, 2007

bukowski contest winner.

this poem won a "write Bukowski's last poem" contest run by Ecco Press, Buk's current publisher. so, it's written in Bukowski's voice, not mine. but you probably figured that out already.
I always forget how clever you are!


First Place

"that's it"

well
no one
is at my door
with a six pack
or ringing me on the phone
to see if they can come over
to show me some pomes
they're sure I'll love
all the horses
and whores
have run out
li po and hem and dos
are gone and sibelieus and
jeffers are gone
mozart and
mccullers are gone and
me
I'm left here
with my cats
in this room
to finish this glass
and watch the window
to see
if the sun
goes down
in an unusual
way.

- Stephen from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

5 comments:

Glenda_Fralin said...

Hi hoochmonkey9, I thought I'd repay the visit, and congrats on the contest winner. It reads really well.

Father Luke said...

That was very cool.

- -
Okay,
F a t h e r L u k e

Lynn@ZelleBlog said...

Hi Hoochmonkey.

Weird, I knew a Steve Hines in New York, and spent time hanging around with his sister who wore Led Zeppelin patches on her denim jacket.

Nice to meet you.

And congrats.

Deb said...

I recently came across the work of Charles Bukowski while surfing the World Wide Wackiness. I visited www.bukowski.net and saw his work for the first time. I cannot believe I never knew about this guy (having a degree in English Literature and being an avid reader of multiple genres), I would've thought I would've been turned on to this guy long, long ago. His work is beautiful - both his writing and artwork. Anyway, I came across your name and linked to your blog....and saw the winning poem. Kudos! I write myself but not for the desire of becoming published, etc. I write to purge. That's all. Again, congrats to you. Cheers!

hoochmonkey9 said...

thanks for taking the time to read and comment, deb.
the best person to write for is yourself, so keep at it.