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Charles Bukowski - Be Angry At San Pedro

I say to my woman, "Jeffers was 
a great poet. think of a title
like Be Angry At The Sun. don't you 
realize how great that is?

"you like that negative stuff." she 

"positively," I agree, finishing my
drink and pouring another.
"in one of Jeffers' poems, not the sun poem,
this woman fucks a stallion because her 
husband is such a gross spirit. and it's
believable. then the husband goes out
to kill the stallion and the stallion
kills him."

"I never heard of Jeffers," she 

"you never heard of Big Sur? Jeffers
made Big Sur famous just like D. H. Lawrence
made Taos famous. when a 
great writer writes about where he
lives the mob comes in and takes 

"well you write about San Pedro," she

"yeah," I say, "and have you read the 
papers lately? they are going to construct
a marina here, one of the largest in the 
world, millions and billions of dollars, 
there is going to be a huge shopping
center, yachts and condominiums every-

"and to think," my woman says smiling, "that you've only
lived here for three years!"

"I still think," I say,
changing the subject,
"you ought to read Jeffers."

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Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: Be Angry At San Pedro

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Comment 1 of 3, added on November 24th, 2008 at 3:58 PM.

What a beautiful aversion. :)

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