Wednesday, April 16, 2008

wise words

I received an email just now with the following wise words: 

air and light and time and space

"–you know, I've either had a family, a job,

something has always been in the


but now 

I've sold my house, I've found this

place, a large studio, you should see the space and

the light.

for the first time in my life I'm going to have

a place and the time to


no baby, if you're going to create

you're going to create whether you work

16 hours a day in a coal mine


you're going to create in a small room with 3 children

while you're on


you're going to create with part of your mind and your body blown


you're going to create blind



you're going to create with a cat crawling up your

back while

the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,

flood and fire.

baby, air and light and time and space

have nothing to do with it

and don't create anything

except maybe a longer life to find

new excuses


© Charles Bukowski, Black Sparrow Press

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