The Unbearable Banishment: A Great Man, A Great Poem Pt. 2

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Great Man, A Great Poem Pt. 2

Charles Bukowski on being alone:

oh, yes

there are worse things than
being alone
but it often takes decades
to realize this
and most often
when you do
it's too late
and there's nothing worse
too late

* * *

Some people have a city instead of a life.

How's that for an opening line? It pulled me right in. Guess what? It gets even better. This is from FULL OF IT - The Birth, Death, and Life of an Underground Newspaper the new novel from friend and writer extraordinaire Tim Hall. Tim is fresh off his appearance at the Omaha Lit Fest. His new book is a good ride. Take it.


OpenID daisyfae said...

let's hear it for charles... yes, many things worse than being alone. like being stuck somewhere you don't wanna be...

my dog is the definition of unconditional love. good enough...

September 26, 2008 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Tim Hall said...

Thanks for the mention, amigo!

September 27, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

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