Go to Tibet.
Ride a camel.
Read the Bible.
Dye your shoes blue.
Grow a Beard.
Circle the world in a paper canoe.
Subscribe to “The Saturday Evening Post.”
Chew on the left side of your mouth only.
Marry a woman with one leg and shave with a straight razor.
And carve your name in her arm.
 
Brush your teeth with gasoline.
Sleep all day and climb trees at night.
Be a monk and drink buckshot and beer.
Hold your head under water and play the violin.
Do a belly dance before pink candles.
Kill your dog.
Run for Mayor.
Live in a barrel.
Break your head with a hatchet.
Plant tulips in the rain.
 
But don’t write poetry.

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Sebastian
12 mois

Lo que entiendo es que hay muchas formas de vivir aventuras y de hacer cosas que los demas vean como inusuales o muy riesgosas, no hace falta escribir poesía, porque está sin dudas es la peor de todas.

susan morris
plus de 2 ans

Vivid images, and humor.

faisal khattak
presque 3 ans

its very mind boggling poem. i think the poet has mentioned mostly those aspects which are almost impossible to do or barely most people do. but still cant get why is he trying to restrain us from writing poetry. may be in my opinion he is trying to present the societies distasteful view about writing or reading poetry.

Misael Cureño
Misael Cureño
Environ 2 ans

I am not really sure, because I've read in other of his works that he has tried to avoid young writers to be in that path, not because of the path itself but because of the things it involves. Everybody can write some words in a paper, but not everyone is prepared to afford the possiblity to not becoming as successful as one could want. You should be really in love of the art itself to accept even the death while following the song of the heart.

Mercedes Dembo
presque 5 ans

I like what you wrote: I like to think that every poet is capable of going AROUND THE WORLD IN A PAPER BOAT AND BE WILLING TO TELL ..
no matter how distasteful poetry is we me go

Un simple Poeta
plus de 5 ans

What?
I never will kill me dog, I don`t like that part.

Lina Marie Rojas
plus de 5 ans

I would like to do some things that u wrote.❤

Duce
plus de 5 ans

Hmm

-Duce

Robert L. Martin
plus de 5 ans

It seems that that particuliar life would be the makings of a fine poet.

Karla Hart
plus de 5 ans

Yeah buddy!

Thomas Milianes
plus de 5 ans

The ending though haha

Parker Jennings
presque 6 ans

As are most of Bukowski's poems

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