About And the moon and the stars and the world
The poem that we are discussing here is a poem that is pretty much different from all of the work of Charles Bukowski. Not only is this the shortest poem he ever published. In this poem he used a title that doesn’t really suit the content of the poem.
This is the drunken world of those who forget about home. Or find it less important. This describes the every day struggle that many women experience. Advances of those men, drunk, that are out for one thing. Abusing some might say.
A melancholic poem, written by one of the most talented poets of the twentieth century.
And The Moon And The Stars And The World
By Charles Bukowski
Long walks at night–
that’s what good for the soul:
peeking into windows
watching tired housewives
trying to fight off
their beer-maddened husbands.
About Charles Bukowski
Born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski, he would later change his name to Henry Charles Bukowski. He was born in Germany (Adernach) on August 16 1920. Later on he grew up in the United States. It was the city of Los Angeles, that formed a great influence on his work. His writings inspired others to start writing. His legacy consists of more than a thousand poems, short stories and six novels.