The Roominghouse Madrigals

By Charles Bukowski

The Roominghouse Madrigals is a range of poetry from Charles Bukowski's early paintings. It exhibits a marginally softer aspect to the loved barfly.

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Rose, rose bark for me jogging final evening feeling my flesh fats approximately my girth outdated goals faint as fireflies I came across a flower and prefer a massive god long gone mad yanked off its head after which positioned the petals in my pocket feeling and tearing tender insides, ha so! — like defiling a virgin. she hugged you, she enjoyed you and he or she died, and in my room, hand out of pocket, the 1st night’s drink, and alongside the sting of the glass, a similar related scarlet virgin and thorn, my hand my hand my hand; bark, rose the teeth of centuries blooming within the sunlight, enormous god damned god pulling those poems out of my head. Spain Sits Like a Hidden Flower in My Coffeepot it truly is like tanks come via Hungary and i'm trying to find matchsticks to construct a soul it's the starvation of the gut and feeling sorry for a radio dropped and damaged final Tuesday evening Gertrude understands what's left of me yet she will hardly ever boil an egg and she can’t boil me or placed me jointly like matchsticks yet a few day i have to ship you a few of her poems or her outdated shoe as soon as worn by means of a duchess there isn’t anyone in the street now the road is empty and Spain sits like a hidden flower in my coffeepot as the viewers applauds the bones of Vivaldi and that i might move on tossing words like burning candles yet I go away that to the acrobats a loaf of bread puppy bark babycry the matchless failure of brilliant issues her leaning ahead over a cup of tea telling me— you're a type guy you're a very sort guy the eyes believing dynasties of softness the palms touching my neck the automobiles going by means of the snails drowsing with images of Christ I word the finishing like hatchets or a bush burned down and kiss a staring greenblue eye greenblue eye like pale drapes the sunshine burned via and my god one other lady one other evening happening the rats are thimbles in cats’ paws while it rains in Miami and the fence falls down the realm is on its again legs lifted and that i input back into the sweat and stink and torture— a really style guy light as a knife the intense hush of parrots Gertrude lives in a spot by way of the highway and that i dwell right here— the mice the rubbish the shortcoming of air the gallantry and outdoor of the following: younger ladies skipping rope robust adequate to hold the boys now nowhere approximately me? : I dreamed I drank an Arrow blouse and stole a damaged pail. Thermometer As my epidermis wrinkles in caution like paint on a burning wall fruitflies with sterile orange-grey eyes stare at me whereas I dream of lavender girls as very unlikely and lovely as immortality as my dermis wrinkles in caution I learn the hot York instances whereas spiders combat with ants in shaded roots of grass and whores elevate their palms to heaven for love whereas the white mice huddle in controversy over a piece of cheese as my dermis wrinkles in caution i believe of Carthage and Rome and Berlin i believe of younger ladies crossing their nylon legs at bus stops as my epidermis wrinkles in caution like paint on a burning wall i am getting up from my chair to drink water on a delightful afternoon and that i ask yourself approximately water i'm wondering approximately me, a hot thermometer type of wonderment that rises like a butterfly in a distilled faded yellow afternoon after which I stroll again out and take a seat on my chair and don’t imagine anymore— as to the tension of damaged ladders and outdated warfare video clips— I permit every little thing burn.

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