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Charles Bukowski – The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills | Review

Title: The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills

Author: Charles Bukowski

Type: Poetry

Page Count/Review Word Count: 204

Rating: 8/10

 

Charles Bukowski - The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills

Charles Bukowski – The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills

 

We’re looking at yet another excellent collection of Bukowski’s poetry, which was first published (as far as I can tell) in 1969. Expect the usual – Bukowski almost has his own literary genre, and his cynicism is present here in abundance. That’s a good thing.

I always marveled at the way that Bukowski captured snapshots of everyday life in such a suggestive and powerful way – what he says, while commonplace, says much about the poet. For example, in ‘poem for personnel managers’, he says: ‘An old man asked me for a cigarette and I carefully dealt out two. “Been lookin’ for a job. Gonna stand in the sun and smoke.”

You also get a glimpse at a different side to the poet’s relationship with horses – it becomes clear that he doesn’t just bet on them: “I keep remembering the horses under the moon. I keep remembering feeding the horses sugar, white oblongs of sugar more like ice, and they had heads like eagles, bald heads that could bite and did not.”

 

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

 

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