the way they like it

A good while ago now, I read something in a book of Bukowski's poetry. The idea was that even when someone (I think he referred to a specific woman) liked something that he liked (probably a classical composer), he still felt disdain because he didn't approve the way they liked it. They liked it for different reasons and didn't appreciate it like he did.

At the time, that poem hit home for me. I've tried google and searching this site, but I can't find it. Probably because I don't remember a specific line closely enough. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

hank solo

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Very good Ponder.

Those clues are too vague for me.
Hah yeah, I know it's a long shot at this point. I figured I'd try here before rereading every Bukowski book I'd ever seen.


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No, no, no... don't read each Bukowski book you had ever seen. Just take your copy of What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk through the Fire,
turn page 84 and read the poem called More Argument. I believe that's the one you had been looking for.

No manuscript link, sorry.

d gray

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hey zobraks, not to rain on your parade but you do realize you're replying to 6-8-10 year old posts right? :confused:
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Mockery is a construct, maaan.

Like Li Po wrote in one of his beloved and revered haiku:

mockery is false
like water off a duck's back
let it flow from you