Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists
Comment 1 of 1, added on September 18th, 2013 at 6:46 PM.
My understanding is that this poem was written about the buddhist monks that protested the Vietnam War by silently sitting in public places and setting themselves on fire, specifically it refers to people that made light of their protests by inferring that the monks had meditated to an enlighted state so would not feel the pain of burning to death.
You can feel the anger and respect in the prose
M Simmons from New Zealand
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