Charles Bukowski poem and story database

The Birds

Poem written circa 1959

the acute and terrible air hangs with murder
as summer birds mingle in the branches
and warble
and mystify the clamour of the mind...


The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain - pg. 9 - 2004
The Pleasures of the Damned - pg. 160 - 2007

Magazines and periodicals

Gallows - No. 1 - 1959

Forum items

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