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Analysis and comments on Bluebird by Charles Bukowski

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Comment 8 of 678, added on April 24th, 2006 at 5:54 PM.

This is one of the greatest American poems ever written.

Jeff from United States
Comment 7 of 678, added on April 6th, 2006 at 4:56 PM.

This poem expresses the weak, vunerable side of the self, Bukowski has
perfectly embodied our accumalation of inhibitions into the symbol of the
bluebird which made such an impression upon me that I tattooed a bluebird
behind my ear to remind me of the need to recognize that aspect of myself
and comemerate Bukowskis truth.

nylorac from Canada
Comment 6 of 678, added on March 28th, 2006 at 1:40 AM.

nicely said fisher. but there's something painful about reading this poem.
usually he's so accepting of his ill fate. but here, he's juxtaposing it
with that quiet desperation. the metaphor gets the feeling across well.

soorej from Canada
Comment 5 of 678, added on March 6th, 2006 at 6:26 AM.

This is bittersweet for me. I relate to what he's saying here. But when you
love someone who, in essence, has the same tragedy, then that is truly
tragic.

flapjack darling from United Kingdom
Comment 4 of 678, added on December 13th, 2005 at 6:09 PM.

We all have some "bluebird" in us. A decision is made at some point in life
if we should allow it to be heard, or at least allow a flash of a feather
to be seen, if only briefly.

Jon White from United States
Comment 3 of 678, added on September 5th, 2005 at 9:22 PM.

I like his poem How is your heart? - Much better.

Jane Korinec from United States
Comment 2 of 678, added on April 22nd, 2005 at 9:57 AM.

I really enjoyed this poem. I found it gentle and truthful; and really,
looking into something that we tend to hide: a certain soft spot, a
gentleness, and innocence- that we cover by other asects of our character,
for fear that it be seen.

I really liked it.

Leia from Canada
Comment 1 of 678, added on April 3rd, 2005 at 12:26 PM.

this is the soft side of the dumb thug. it is the precise moment where all
the critiques on the mans' assumed mysogony and drunken irrelevances fall
out the window. it doesn't get closer to the bone.

Fisher from Mexico

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Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: Bluebird
Added: Feb 20 2003
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