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2009-10-16 03:13:09
I agree...in some gruff folks the bluebird is closer to the surface maybe, or their crust isn't so think that it can't get out sometimes..but some guys, maybe gals too, have a layer of thick tough bark on the outside that's impenetrable...they may know the bird's in there, but it stays within...I'd guess Bukowski was like that....
2009-10-15 18:00:59
Although I love poetry of almost any kind, I never 'got along' with Bukowski's poems. They made me nervous and restless, somehow... I mean, he was brilliant and all, but everythig was always so gloomy and dark. Perhaps he was afraid that people would see his softer side, as could be suspected from his poem The Bluebird: There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I'm too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I'm not going to let anybody see you.
2009-10-15 07:26:08
lol..I knew the spelling wasn't correct. I tried looking it up once before. I just spelt the way I always heard it pronounced. But yeah, that's exactly what the "new" absinthe taste like.
2009-10-15 06:57:40
...you mean paregoric? Never had tany, but it used to be a common remedy for numerous ailments...basically a tincture of opium...moms would give it to restless or noisy kids to quiet 'em down...Richard Farina described his addiction to it in his book "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me"....it inhibits peristalsis, and if a person uses it a lot it can halt peristalsis altogether..Farina would go for weeks without having a BM....grim, but the way he described it was kinda funny....Farina, of course, was married to Joan Baez's little sister, Mimi ( after divorcing Carolyn Hester ), and was killed in a motorcycle accident on his way home from a party celebrating the publication of his book...Joan's song 'Sweet Sir Galahad' was written as a memorial to Richard...will dig around and see if I can find a photo ...
2009-10-15 01:12:38
Yes, tried some absinthe about a year ago; nasty stuff, no matter how much sugar you use. Tasted a lot like that old paragart stuff that was once used for cold medicine.
2009-10-14 21:17:29
..I dunno...my impression of ol' Bukowski is that he was pretty much a beer and whiskey kind of guy...and he did consume those beverages in prodigious quantities....you ever had any absinthe? Understand it's recently been legalized again, at least in Europe....we used to drink stuff called ouzo in Greece...called raki in Turkey...supposed to be similar to absinthe...like novocaine for the brain, man.....
2009-10-14 10:39:32
Probably thought that while drinking absinthe. Hemingway liked absinthe.
2009-10-14 06:09:50
Given the right conditions this guy could also fly, or at least he believed he could.