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Henry Charles Bukowski August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and beautiful economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles.[4] His work addresses the ordinary lives of rich Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books.

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Peace or Happiness…let it enfold you
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the bluebird
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woman on the street
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The Look:
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be kind
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the harder you try
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the pleasures of the damned
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my cats
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the tragedy of the leaves
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for they had things to say
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as the sparrow
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For the Foxes
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in a neighborhood of murder
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Alone With Everybody
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So You Want To Be A Writer
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beagle
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Are You Drinking?
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as the poems go
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The Sun Wields Mercy
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Oh Yes
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the trash men
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Writing
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Beasts Pounding Through Time
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The Great Escape
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Cut While Shaving
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