Charles Bukowski works database

The Gift

Poem written circa 1961

that this is the gift
and I am ill with it;
it has sloshed around my bones
and brings me awake to...

Poems and Drawings - pg. 22 - 1962
It Catches My Heart In Its Hands - pg. 72 - 1963
The Roominghouse Madrigals - pg. 80 - 1988

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