Roll the Dice

Discussion in 'Name that poem' started by Marjan v.d. Meulen, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. I live in the Netherlands and there is no way I can find the poem Roll the Dice.
    Is there someone who can help me by giving me the word of that poem?
    Thank you very much.
    Marian, Valkenburg, The Netherlands
  2. Father Luke

    Father Luke Redwood Original

    roll the dice

    if you're going to try, go all the
    way.
    otherwise, don't even start.

    if you're going to try, go all the
    way.
    this could mean losing girlfriends,
    wives, relatives, jobs and
    maybe your mind.

    go all the way.
    it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
    it could mean freezing on a
    park bench.
    it could mean jail,
    it could mean derision,
    mockery,
    isolation.
    isolation is the gift,
    all the others are a test of your
    endurance, of
    how much you really want to
    do it.
    and you'll do it
    despite rejection and the worst odds
    and it will be better than
    anything else
    you can imagine.

    if you're going to try,
    go all the way.
    there is no other feeling like
    that.
    you will be alone with the gods
    and the nights will flame with
    fire.

    do it, do it, do it.
    do it.

    all the way
    all the way.

    you will ride life straight to
    perfect laughter, its
    the only good fight
    there is.

    - Charles Bukowski
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2013
  3. Dear Father Luke,

    Thank you very much!!

    Regards, Marjan
  4. Ponder

    Ponder Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    Hoi Marjan,

    Dit gedicht is verzameld in de bundel: What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.
    Is er een aparte reden waarom je dit gedicht zoekt?

    Geniet van Buknet, het is een wáre ontdekkingsreis.
  5. Father Luke

    Father Luke Redwood Original

    What Ponder said.
  6. Ponder

    Ponder Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    You're quite linguistic, Father Luke!
  7. Father Luke

    Father Luke Redwood Original

    I have help.
  8. Gerard K H Love

    Gerard K H Love Appreciate your friends Men of Mayhem

    OK Father Smarty Pants,what does the v.d. stand for? I'm guessing Van Der?And Welcome, good question....I needed to see that poem again. Father Luke is a good ol' boy.
  9. Ponder

    Ponder Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    The translation machine doesn't tell me what v. d. stands for :)
  10. Bukfan

    Bukfan "The law is wrong; I am right" Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    It stands for "Venereal Disease" ;)
  11. Gerard K H Love

    Gerard K H Love Appreciate your friends Men of Mayhem

    We love the new person

    That came to mind but is this anyway to welcome our newest posting member? I Like Van Der.;)
  12. Bukfan

    Bukfan "The law is wrong; I am right" Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    Probably not - but I could'nt resist! :eek:

    Oh, I almost forgot. Welcome to the message board, Marjan! :)
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  13. I was happy with Father Luke's answer and I like his short and good manners.
    But thank you all for welcoming me.
    But to find out out that I can find in What matters most is how well you walk through the fire (beautifull title) is also of help. Ponder: Yes, the reason is that when I heard a part of it some time ago (on Dutch radio, I think read by a singer of U2) it gave me goosepimples from head to toes. I want to read more of his poetry. Bent U Nederlands? (100y from the Rhine) of Duits? Gerard K.H. Love and Bukfan: Thanks too, and yes, v.d. means "van der".
    Kind regards from
    Marjan
  14. Father Luke

    Father Luke Redwood Original

    Click

    Click H E R E

    and

    H E R E

    - -
    Okay,
    Father Luke
  15. Father Luke,

    Woooow, thank you!!!
    You made more people happy I guess, since I suppose everyone can use the links.
    Hope you are doing well.
    Kindest regards,
    Marjan
  16. Father Luke

    Father Luke Redwood Original

    It was already on the internet.

    Best and all that.

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