But Don’t Write Poetry!

truly inspiring
but don’t write poetry
ere your a poet

The Musing Quill

Go to Tibet
Ride a camel.
Read the bible.
Dye your shoes blue.
Grow a beard.
Circle the world in a paper canoe.
Subscribe to The Saturday Evening Post.
Chew on the left side of your mouth only.
Marry a woman with one leg and shave with a straight razor.
And carve your name in her arm.

Brush your teeth with gasoline.
Sleep all day and climb trees at night.
Be a monk and drink buckshot and beer.
Hold your head under water and play the violin.
Do a belly dance before pink candles.
Kill your dog.
Run for mayor.
Live in a barrel.
Break your head with a hatchet.
Plant tulips in the rain.

But don’t write poetry.

– Charles Bukowski –

~~~~~

I love this poetry so much.
Not because I’m a Bukowskian.
But because,
it’s my eternal reserve of inspiration
for days when the heart’s sore…

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