dVerse — OLN 283 — To Buk, with Love

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The difference between life and art is art is more bearable.
– Charles Bukowski

 

Embraced heart listens
for time’s prisoner will
die, but you magic me,
life breeze my porcelain.
Sad poetry pies of warm
liquid caramel perfume,
your growling whimpers
heal my wet window sky.

 

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image: found inside a copy of  It Catches My Heart, by Charles Bukowski, 1963 

Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night. I decided to turn to The Oracle for a message today. This is what she gave me. I’m positive she is friends with Charles Bukowski, as I’ve been reading his book of poetry, “Love is a Dog from Hell.”

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  1. This is an awesome piece! I want to try something like this now, I’ve been reading Bukowski again since we were talking abut him. His writing is addictive. Anyway, you nailed it with this little write!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Susan, thank you so much. He’s wormed his way in to my affections ❤

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. I look forward to seeing what you write!

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  2. This was a lovely magnetic poem… it made me feel that we need a place to be cosy…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn, yes.

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  3. scotthastiepoet says:

    Absolutely Loved this piece Lisa – it certainly sang for me and reminded me of old William Burroughs and David Bowie too – with their ‘cut outs’

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Scott!

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  4. lillian says:

    Fabulous put together of these words!!!! I especially LUV theses words
    “you magic me” — I may have to steal that phrase! I really really love it! Hmmmm….our fifty first anniversary is on Sunday….I do believe I will whisper this phrase in my husband’s ear when we wake up that morning!! Surely I won’t have to cite you as the author of those words if I simply use them like that 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 so happy they can be of use in the real world, Lillian

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  5. What an amazing piece of writing Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Linda!

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  6. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Kudos, Lisa, for a wonderful ode to Buk. At the next live OLN, I will recite BUK/BUTTKUS. Where did you get the word list? Is that part of Oracle?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Glenn, and VERY much looking forward to hearing you read BUK/BUTTKUS. Go to the magnetic poetry site. I used the poet one.

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! 💝💝 “Wet window sky,” is such a strong image.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sanaa 🙂

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  8. I wouldn’t mind some poetry pies myself… but preferably not the sad kind 😀

    -David

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  9. “for time’s prisoner will die” — ah aren’t we all time’s prisoners. Moving piece. I LOVE the magnetic poetry site too, such fun. I have to set a timer though or I get lost down the rabbit hole. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      JP thank you and yes it is a lot of fun to go there and seek guidance from The Oracle 🙂

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  10. Sadje says:

    This is a lovely poem Li

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you.

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  11. Helen Dehner says:

    Your poem fascinates! It’s lush, delicious, delightful!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks and glad you enjoyed it ❤

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  12. rothpoetry says:

    Very interesting art piece and poem. This made me chuckle…
    Sad poetry pies of warm
    liquid caramel perfume,

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 The Oracle has a sense of humor.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Lucy 🙂

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  13. Ali Grimshaw says:

    You magic me. – I really like this. Love is in the air this month.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ali 🙂

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  14. Ingrid says:

    Such a great tribute with that economy of style:
    ‘your growling whimpers
    heal my wet window sky.’
    Glenn put me off Buk with his description of his womanising, but then you posted that poem for Quadrille and I’m hooked – I’m a fan!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy to hear it, Ingrid. He’s like the good, the bad, and the ugly all rolled into one, and there is something to be said for that.

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  15. memadtwo says:

    You magic me–yes, I’m sure they are well-aquainted. (K)

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  16. merrildsmith says:

    I love you magic me. The Oracle has lots close friends, so he probably is one. 😀

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  17. Xan says:

    “warm liquid caramel perfume” more of that please

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