Betting on a muse

charles bukowski

His parents have quieted down and he seems to have found the answer. This seems to be a simple situation, perhaps the father's obscure fascination, yet the mother reacts as if it were a capital crime.

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Perhaps the difference of actually feeling death breathe at your door. The son reacts with complete nonchalance mirroring the father's initial indifference to the mother's reaction. For those who tend to ignore what they see every day in exchange for a more positive vision in their head, Betting on the Muse will be an mind's eye-opener. Not Williams or Ginsberg but definitely Charles Bukowski writing becomes infecting. This seems to be a simple situation, perhaps the father's obscure fascination, yet the mother reacts as if it were a capital crime. In his poem "panties" the speaker talks of a time when he was "maybe 7" and his 6-year-old neighbor Lila lived next door. He has no thoughts of comforting the father or the grinder, for it was the father that desensitized him to such a degree. Bukowski presents us with the abusive father's effects on the son in "me against the world". Through a simple thing like inaction, the son learns that perhaps, violence is the solution to the problem. There is such a difference here--of the braggadocio of his early years where his life was probably as much in danger as it is in these later years, after leukemia had hit him--but what a difference. The speaker conveys a sense of slight boredom in this, as if he had experienced events such as this all his life. Still, the poems are as touching as able to bring life to their story as is always the case with Bukowski.

After I read him I want to write a million poems. The mother's overreaction to this is used as a contrast to the father's abusive nonchalance. Through a simple thing like inaction, the son learns that perhaps, violence is the solution to the problem.

Betting on the Muse is a collection that shows usthat, everything is not all right with out world and we should come to terms with this. The son reacts with complete nonchalance mirroring the father's initial indifference to the mother's reaction. The father figure in Bukowski's family-related narrative poetry tends to be an incredibly aggressive, abusive, and at points almost childish figure, affecting his child the speaker in awful ways.

Her reaction seems to resemble that of a mother reacting to her son finding out about sex too soon in life. The lines of the poem seem to grow choppier after the speaker refers to the father mid-way through the poem. The idea of sex and violence at a very young age also figures into Bukowski's poetry.

Through his speaker, Bukowski speaks of early maturation, with love and lust at an age where these things shouldn't even be a factor in life.

Bukowski portrays the father as such a child, his wife has become his mother.

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We can all concur on the familiar presence of sexual tension in this poem, as undoubtedly have all faced it in our lives. The child becomes what he seeks to destroy, and the circle of violence continues. Through his speaker, Bukowski speaks of early maturation, with love and lust at an age where these things shouldn't even be a factor in life. In his poem "panties" the speaker talks of a time when he was "maybe 7" and his 6-year-old neighbor Lila lived next door. Due to the rather violent scenes that occur in this poem, it's easy to forget the speaker is that young, but he is, and that's the point. The idea of sex and violence at a very young age also figures into Bukowski's poetry. He writes often about the track adding that odd poetic quality to something filthy and very unpoetic and often writes of his "6 cats" this charms me of course when thinking of this great literary lion, a total sucker for his animals.

Shelves: poetrycharles-bukowskishort-story-collections This Bukowski is a mix of short very short stories and poems--reading them I would assume a mix of older material and material from shortly from before Hank passed away.

While this is an exciting event, the speaker tells it in a passive way.

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Bukowski: Betting On The Muse