Love is a Dog From Hell

By Charles Bukowski

First released in 1977, Love Is a puppy from Hell is a suite of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A vintage within the Bukowski canon, Love Is a puppy from Hell is a uncooked, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and boundaries of affection.

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For Al— don’t fear approximately rejections, pard, I’ve been rejected ahead of. occasionally you are making a mistake, taking the incorrect poem extra usually I make the error, writing it. yet i admire a mount in each race even if the guy who places up the morning line tabs it 30 to 1. i am getting to considering dying increasingly more senility crutches armchairs writing red poetry with a dripping pen whilst the younger women with mouths like barracudas our bodies like lemon bushes our bodies like clouds our bodies like flashes of lightning cease knocking on my door. don’t fear approximately rejections, pard. i've got smoked 25 cigarettes this night and also you learn about the beer. the telephone has basically rung as soon as: incorrect quantity. the best way to be an exceptional author you’ve acquired to fuck a superb many ladies attractive ladies and write a couple of respectable love poems. and don’t fear approximately age and/or freshly-arrived abilities. simply drink extra beer an increasing number of beer and attend the racetrack at least one time every week and win if attainable. studying to win is difficult— any slob could be a reliable loser. and don’t fail to remember your Brahms and your Bach and your beer. don’t overexercise. sleep till midday. stay away from charge cards or deciding to buy something on time. do not forget that there isn’t a section of ass during this global worthy over $50 (in 1977). and when you've got the power to like love your self first yet consistently pay attention to the opportunity of overall defeat even if the cause of that defeat turns out wrong or right— an early style of dying isn't really unavoidably a foul factor. remain out of church buildings and bars and museums, and prefer the spider wait and see— time is everybody’s move, plus exile defeat treachery all that dross. stick with the beer. beer is continous blood. a continual lover. get a wide typewriter and because the footsteps pass up and down outdoors your window hit that factor hit it not easy make it a heavyweight struggle make it the bull while he first fees in and consider the outdated canine who fought so good: Hemingway, Celine, Dostoevsky, Hamsun. should you imagine they didn’t pass loopy in tiny rooms similar to you’re doing now with out girls with out nutrition with out wish then you’re now not prepared. drink extra beer. there’s time. and if there’s no longer that’s okay too. the associated fee ingesting 15 greenback champagne— Cordon Rouge—with the hookers. one is termed Georgia and she or he doesn’t like pantyhose: I maintain assisting her pull up her lengthy darkish stockings. the opposite is Pam-prettier yet now not a lot soul, and we smoke and speak and that i play with their legs and stick my naked foot into Georgia’s open handbag. it’s choked with bottles of capsules. I take a few of the tablets. “listen,” I say, “one of you has soul, the opposite appears to be like. Can’t I mix the two of you? take the soul and stick it into the appearance? ” “you wish me,” says Pam, “it will fee you 100. ” we drink a few extra and Georgia falls to the ground and can’t wake up. I inform Pam that i love her jewelry greatly. Her hair is lengthy and a typical crimson. “I was once in simple terms kidding concerning the hundred,” she says. “oh,” I say, “what will it fee me? ” she lighting fixtures her cigarette with my lighter and appears at me throughout the flame: her eyes inform me.

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