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Charles Bukowski - If I shouldn't be alive

If I shouldn't be alive
When the Robins come,
Give the one in Red Cravat,
A Memorial crumb.

If I couldn't thank you,
Being fast asleep,
You will know I'm trying
Why my Granite lip!

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If I shouldn't be alive - Comments and Information

Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: 182. If I shouldn't be alive
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jan 18 2012

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Comment 2 of 4, added on September 27th, 2005 at 10:29 AM.

Sarah - I didn't enjoy how you "wrote up" your comments in regards to the poem. Why did you even take the time to post it?
I actually did enjoy the poem and its context. She is asking the question that if she doesn't live through the winter (as many people didn't survive the winter in those days), who will feed the birds when the spring comes? It is also a cold, hard look at death with the phrase "granite lip". Like I said, I liked it.

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