Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
January 30th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 284,072 comments.
Charles Bukowski - Nirvana

not much chance,
completely cut loose from
purpose,
he was a young man
riding a bus
through North Carolina
on the wat to somewhere
and it began to snow
and the bus stopped 
at a little cafe
in the hills
and the passengers 
entered.
he sat at the counter
with the others,
he ordered and the 
food arived.
the meal was
particularly
good 
and the
coffee.
the waitress was 
unlike the women
he had
known.
she was unaffected,
there was a natural
humor which came
from her.
the fry cook said
crazy things.
the dishwasher.
in back,
laughed, a good
clean
pleasant
laugh.
the young man watched
the snow through the
windows.
he wanted to stay
in that cafe
forever.
the curious feeling
swam through him
that everything 
was
beautiful
there,
that it would always
stay beautiful
there.
then the bus driver
told the passengers
that it was time
to board.
the young man
thought, I'll just sit
here, I'll just stay
here.
but then
he rose and followed
the others into the
bus.
he found his seat
and looked at the cafe
through the bus
window.
then the bus moved
off, down a curve,
downward, out of
the hills.
the young man 
looked straight 
foreward.
he heard the other
passengers
speaking 
of other things,
or they were
reading
or
attempting to
sleep.
they had not 
noticed 
the
magic.
the young man
put his head to
one side,
closed his
eyes,
pretended to
sleep.
there was nothing
else to do-
just to listen to the
sound of the
engine,
the sound of the 
tires 
in the
snow.

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 203 times | Comments and analysis of Nirvana by Charles Bukowski Comments (87)

Nirvana - Comments and Information

Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: Nirvana

Comment 87 of 87, added on December 21st, 2014 at 2:27 PM.
enakrrgHmlwBKZEO

GMmxkF hi!,I really like your writing so much! share we communicate extra about your article on AOL? I need a specialist in this space to solve my problem. Maybe that is you! Taking a look ahead to see you.

good backlinks from Jamaica
Comment 86 of 87, added on December 21st, 2014 at 1:38 PM.
DLkqgZdsQwJ

o9dphU Thank you for another fantastic post. Where else could anybody get that type of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information.

nice penalty removal from Saint Vincent and the Grenadin
Comment 85 of 87, added on December 21st, 2014 at 12:19 PM.
MFSDuEkbpvDAg

7zqect fantastic issues altogether, you simply received a new reader. What would you suggest in regards to your submit that you made a few days ago? Any certain?

awesome seo from Jamaica

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Nirvana, has received 87 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Bukowski Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links