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Analysis and comments on On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists by Charles Bukowski

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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Poet: Charles Bukowski
Poem: On The Fire Suicides Of The Buddhists
Added: May 22 2003
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