"It will rain all this night..."

Discussion in 'Name that poem' started by Ghado, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Hello everybody,

    I've got a quote here without a source. I am not sure if it even is Bukowski and I don't know whether if it's from a poem or a short story or a novel, but I like it. Here it is:

    “It will rain all this night and we will sleep transfixed by the dark water as our blood runs through our fragile life.”

    Does anybody know where this comes from? Please help.
     
  2. "fragile life" doesn't sound like Bukowski
     
  3. skiroomalum

    skiroomalum See that bank? Used to be a cigar store... Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    I think that is Hank. Maybe from a late book. Sounds really familiar but once again I could be totally off the mark.
    Mr. Solo?
     
  4. it's the poem "wondrous' from Bone Palace Ballet. pg. 361
     
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  5. It may not be.

    The poem being from Bone Palace Ballet means there is a good chance that many of those words didn't come from Bukowski.

    We don't have a manuscript for that one, so I'd be hesitant to attribute the entire quote to Bukowski. That's just a sad fact of life where the posthumous books are concerned.
     
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  6. skiroomalum

    skiroomalum See that bank? Used to be a cigar store... Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    Uh...Mr. Monkey I meant.
     
  7. ain't no native speaker, but shouldn't it read "our fragile lifes"?
     
  8. John Martin is disguising himself as roni! Get him!
     
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  9. Our fragile lives.

    And the more I hear it, the less it sounds like Bukowski. But without a manuscript there's no way to know.
     
  10. I think Our fragile life and Our fragile lives are both acceptable. Our fragile life meaning the common period that people share as a collective time and space.
     
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  11. Thanks for the help, guys.

    Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately given the huge amount of editing done) I don't own a copy of Bone Palace. Does anyone know if the full poem is available online?
     
  12. hank solo

    hank solo Just practicin' steps and keepin' outta the fights Vice President First 9 Reaper Crew ROAD CAPTAIN Unholy Ones

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  13. Skygazer

    Skygazer And in the end... SAMCRO

    Yes I agree with that, fellow grammar geek.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013
  14. Far out, man.
     
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  15. Bloody Internet... When you click on that link nowadays, only this witticism pops up:

    Nothing here.jpg

    I have the poem offline (in a book,) I was just curious about the online version.
     
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  16. they even left a funny message in the error page, the bastards. some https://archive.org/, maybe?
     

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