They, All of them, know

Discussion in 'Name that poem' started by l.gerrard5times, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. I read this poem in Penguin modern Poets 13 (which featured selected works from Bukowski, Norse and Lamantia).

    It is my favourite poem and follows the form:

    Ask the man who eats eggs for breakfast
    Ask the man who puts his head into the mouths of lions
    Ask the map of India
    Ask the the divine eye so sleek and slimming
    Ask asdk ask and they'll all tell you

    .................................

    Can anyone tell me which book of poetry this poem can be found? (exluding the penguin modern poets 13)
     
  2. d gray

    d gray tried to do his best but could not First 9 Redwood Original Unholy Ones

  3. Ponder

    Ponder "So fuck Doubleday Doran" Live to Ride ROAD CAPTAIN

    THANKS!!!
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  4. Johannes

    Johannes First 9 Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    Wow, this is groovy! I didn't even know it was possible to write like this!
     
  5. Ponder

    Ponder "So fuck Doubleday Doran" Live to Ride ROAD CAPTAIN

    a/s/l/ Johannes?
     
  6. thank you very much you funny c**ts
     
  7. Stavrogin

    Stavrogin Redwood Original

    Fare thee well, l.gerrard5times, Sir Incapable of reading the fine print.
     
  8. This poem is called "they, all of them, know" and is from his collection of poems titled "The Pleasures of the Damned"
     
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  9. Purple Stickpin

    Purple Stickpin ROAD CAPTAIN Unholy Ones

    Yes, but originally collected in Crucifix in a Deathhand, re-collected in Penguin Modern Poets #13, re-re-collected in Burning in Water and Drowning in Flame, and re-re-re-recollected in The Pleasures of the Damned. I actually put this on my wish list for Abel to re-re-re-re-recollect in Essential Bukowski but I guess he must have thought that was ri-ri-ri-ri-ridiculous. :rolleyes:

    But it sure is a fine poem.
     
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  10. d gray

    d gray tried to do his best but could not First 9 Redwood Original Unholy Ones

    "we, all of us, know"...:DD
     
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