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Charles Bukowski - For this -- accepted Breath

For this -- accepted Breath --
Through it -- compete with Death --
The fellow cannot touch this Crown --
By it -- my title take --
Ah, what a royal sake
To my necessity -- stooped down!

No Wilderness -- can be
Where this attendeth me --
No Desert Noon --
No fear of frost to come
Haunt the perennial bloom --
But Certain June!

Get Gabriel -- to tell -- the royal syllable --
Get Saints -- with new -- unsteady tongue --
To say what trance below
Most like their glory show --
Fittest the Crown!

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For this -- accepted Breath - Comments and Information

Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: 195. For this -- accepted Breath
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: May 27 2008

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