Thursday, April 16, 2009

Poem a day challenge...

Day 15 Prompt: Change someone's poem

I chose a poem by Charles Bukowski, to change, poor Charles! I think I butchered it...heck, I know I butchered it. I added the link in the title of the original poem below. The original is worth a read if you have a moment or two.

Accompanied by Just Enough

the words cover the space
and they put a comma
in there and
sometimes a full stop,
and the men paste
consonants in blank spaces
and the women write too
and everybody forgets a
question mark
but keep on
hunting in and out
of books.
words cover
the lines and the
page turns
into more than
a chapter.

there's every chance:
that a manuscript will be
printed into numerous

everybody always has
too many words.

the publisher is ready
the bookshop ready
the library ready
the bookshelves ready
the readers eyes ready

Just print


Original title and poem "Alone With Everybody" by Charles Bukowski



  1. writing about writing, wonderful!

  2. Oh my! Bukowski being on of the singular influences on me and my writing all I can say is, Oh my!

  3. I think it's great.
    It has such a good feel to it.


Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright

Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright
click on the photo for link

Flat Stanley near Castlemaine, Victoria.