Looking for a book of poems (1 Viewer)

Hi there!!
I'm so starved for a brilliant Bukowski's poems. I've already read some of his poetry such as "Mocking bird wish me luck" and "The people look like flowers at last". It's really good, with some incredible flashes of consciousness at times. But, actually, I've always wanted to find a poem "Laughing heart". In which book is it possible to find?
Thank you kindly!
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
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"Search for poems" = http://bukowski.net/database/detail.php?WorkNumber=3267

Happy reading.

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Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Since you read "Mocking Bird" (@1972), I recommend two poetry books from
1969 and 1974: The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills and
Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame. They're classic.
 
As I understood, it's a collection of his earliest poems, sort of "the best of". I'll order it as well as "Betting on the muse" and "Sunlight here I am" (It was the first book I've read written by Bukowski. I've read it in Russian and afterwards thought that interpreter missed out and spoiled most stuff of Bukowski's natural style. Since then, I've never read him in Russian ))
 

mjp

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"Sunlight here I am" (It was the first book I've read written by Bukowski.
That's a book of interviews. In English, anyway. You should stick to what Black Sparrow put out, and avoid the translated compilations that mix up the books.

Start with the book Ponder recommended, Betting on the Muse, and work your way backward in time.

I wouldn't recommend any of the poetry collections that were published after Betting on the Muse. There is plenty of the earlier stuff to read.
 

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