Here are scans of THE HALF MOON, No. 1, edited by Richard Kelly (Long Island, Summer 1959) which includes Bukowski's uncollected poem “An Odd Day Destroying Beauty–” (Dorbin C36)
The collected version has a better (tighter) start and title.
Thanks for the chance to compare!
A lot of magazine appearances have been compared, but there isn't a field in the magazine tables to indicate that. So the database can't tell you if there's a variation there. And I'm not really interested in adding such a comparison, because there is no way to know if a magazine appearance is true to a manuscript when we don't have a manuscript.Do we suspect that poems collected in volumes were generally changed or edited from their first appearance in magazines? Manuscripts have been compared but what about magazine appearances?
But maybe not until the 70s.Bukowski reworked and recycled poems throughout his career...