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Poetry: Tom Waits reads "The Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski

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Offline PandaNinja

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Tom Waits and Bono read a couple of Bukowski poems. They're pretty inspirational, I thought you all might enjoy it.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhM-Dm2PHHo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhM-Dm2PHHo</a>
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"Be on the watch, the Gods will offer you chances, know them and take them. You can't beat death, but you can beat death in life. Sometimes the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. You are marvelous, and the gods wait to delight in you." - Charles Bukowski, The Laughing Heart

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Re: Poetry: Tom Waits reads "The Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 03:05:35 AM »
I like it, especially the second one.
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Re: Poetry: Tom Waits reads "The Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 08:42:06 AM »
Remember when I first stumbled upon Charles Bukowski's poetry. At least I can understand and appreciate it whereas much else leaves me puzzled. Did he change the rules about poetry? Rhyme, meter, etc.

Thank you for this reading.
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Re: Poetry: Tom Waits reads "The Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 03:17:37 PM »
Tom Waits and Bukowski combination cannot be a miss  :spineyes:. Thank you for sharing!
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Re: Poetry: Tom Waits reads "The Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 01:12:32 AM »
Thank you for sharing this! I loved the first poem read by Tom Waits :D
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Re: Poetry: Tom Waits reads "The Laughing Heart" by Charles Bukowski
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 07:46:32 PM »
No prob guys. These two poems and a lot of Bukowskis other works got me through a lot of stuff.
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"Be on the watch, the Gods will offer you chances, know them and take them. You can't beat death, but you can beat death in life. Sometimes the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. You are marvelous, and the gods wait to delight in you." - Charles Bukowski, The Laughing Heart