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Analysis and comments on Let It Enfold You by Charles Bukowski

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Comment 16 of 96, added on January 19th, 2006 at 3:22 PM.

This poem is basically the best i've ever read. Charles Bukowski is an
amazing poet.
And Mark.. Senses Fail did write a song after it. 'Let It Enfold You' is
the name of the album and the song.


Krystal from United States
Comment 15 of 96, added on January 19th, 2006 at 2:42 AM.

can anyone or does anyone even know which one of his books this poem can be
found in?

Mike from Canada
Comment 14 of 96, added on December 14th, 2005 at 7:44 PM.

This is a great poem. However, Nicole, SF didn't write a song after it, the
album was titled after it.

mark from United States
Comment 13 of 96, added on April 15th, 2005 at 12:11 PM.

senses fail did wirte a song named after this poem and it is by far the
best song ever...buddy writes this most amazing songs! check it out

nicole from United States
Comment 12 of 96, added on April 3rd, 2005 at 2:34 PM.

this long piece is an excellent example of just why Buk was able to spread
literature into the penial system and down at the docks.he's an achetype
"everyman" writer (if, of course, you are an aging white male American).
the Formalists always smash away at his methods, flogging the Dead Greats
and disappearing up their own navels. this does nothing to detract from his
base appeal. when you read his works, you get in on the ground floor of a
mans ambitions to destoy the academic snobbery that has left poetry hanging
in the lurch like proses' ugly cousin. he despised those
"dilletanttes...playing piss-in-the-hat" that always railed against him. if
the tone of this poem appeals to you, beg, borrow or steal 'Dangling in the
Tournefortia'. you'll love it.

Fisher from Mexico
Comment 11 of 96, added on March 31st, 2005 at 7:18 PM.

If any of you have ever came to really know the words of modest
mouse...bukowski is a big impression on Isaac Brock. His words come to
almost the same things in ways. Isaac and him lived almost a same life in
ways. But when Isaac still looks back at it..he knows what was the asshole
and whatnot. Modest Mouse...speaks just the words as I. Bukowski..to
Isaac..to any other real lifer..dreamer....drifters that there may
be..this. is true living. and loving.


Daniel from United States
Comment 10 of 96, added on March 29th, 2005 at 8:17 AM.

this poem is great, but you should check out some of Bukowski's other
stuff- it's also amazing!!

megan from United States
Comment 9 of 96, added on March 26th, 2005 at 11:46 AM.

Meter, tempo, and mood are all bull shit creative writing philosophy real
poetry has feeling. Buk had more emotion in this one poem then most will
ever manage to pen over whole writing career.

mark kapsalis from United States
Comment 8 of 96, added on March 17th, 2005 at 11:05 PM.

I don't see a lot of analysis going on here. Where are the comments on his
meter, tempo and mood?

This reads more like a brief essay on rage, sorrow, anger and despondency.
"Found joy" is wherever you can get it. Isn't that obvious?

He certainly doesn't stack up next to Shakespeare, Benet or Yolenzo of

Scott Tudehope from United States
Comment 7 of 96, added on March 10th, 2005 at 1:12 PM.

Sometimes you feel like there isn't anything to live for. This man felt so
many reasons to die but felt so many reasons to live. There isn't a person
in this world who could say they can't relate to this scenario. The poem is
long but that is needed to create the mood of the poem.


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Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: Let It Enfold You
Added: Feb 21 2003
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