Cows In Art Class

good weather
is like
good women-
it doesn't always happen
and when it does
it doesn't
always last.
man is
more stable:
if he's bad
there's more chance
he'll stay that way,
or if he's good
he might hang
on,
but a woman
is changed
by
children
age
diet
conversation
sex
the moon
the absence or
presence of sun
or good times.
a woman must be nursed
into subsistence
by love
where a man can become
stronger
by being hated.

by Charles Bukowski

Comments (4)

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Just so beautiful Ernestine. Love, Andrew xxx
Quite lovely, especially fragrant maze.
Someone has been blossoming again haven't they, this dances across the page, what a beautiful sight for the audience! Love DuncanX
Poetry is like music to the ears. As in this poem I could feel the rythm of emotions with beautiful imagery of singing love. I really enjoyed this piece as I read a second and third time closing my eyes to see and feel it.