Charles Bukowski works database

The People Look Like Flowers At Last

Published in 2007 by Ecco

For They Had Things To Say - pg. 3 - circa 1957
Evening Class, 20 Years Later - pg. 4 - circa 1961
The Snow Of Italy - pg. 6 - circa 1963
Near A Plate Glass Window - pg. 8 - 1975
Beef Tongue - pg. 10 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - circa 1969 - circa 1969
The 1930s - pg. 13
People As Flowers - pg. 15 - circa 1967
Acceptance - pg. 18 - 1975
Life At The P.O. - pg. 21
The Minute - pg. 23
Too Near The Slaughterhouse - pg. 25
A Future Congressman - pg. 26
Stranger In A Strange City - pg. 28
Just Another Wino - pg. 33 - circa 1968
It Is Not Much - pg. 35
The Bull - pg. 37
The People, No - pg. 39 - circa 1972
You Might As Well Kiss Your Ass Goodbye - pg. 41
Purple Glow - pg. 44
One Thousand Dollars - pg. 48 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Grip The Dark - pg. 49 - 1981
The Dwarf With A Punch - pg. 52
The Elephants Of Vietnam - pg. 56
Breakfast - pg. 57 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Inverted Love Song - pg. 58 - circa 1971
Salty Dogs - pg. 60
Brainless Eyes - pg. 62
Unbelievable - pg. 64
War And Peace - pg. 67 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
The Harder You Try - pg. 70
All The Little Girls - pg. 73 - 1975
No More Of Those Young Men - pg. 76
Legs - pg. 80 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1982
Jane's Shoes - pg. 82
Rimbaud Be Damned - pg. 83
Bewitched In New York - pg. 98 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Don't Worry, Baby, I'll Get It - pg. 100 - circa 1969
The Telephone Message Machine - pg. 104 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
The Nice Girl Who Came In To Change The Sheets - pg. 105
An Agreement On Tchaikovsky - pg. 108 - circa 1961
Love Song To The Woman I Saw Wednesday At The Racetrack - pg. 110
Possession - pg. 112 - circa 1964
Six - pg. 113 - circa 1972
Man Mowing The Lawn Across The Way From Me - pg. 114 - circa 1973
The Girl Outside - pg. 116
The Chicken - pg. 118 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1971
An Ancient Love - pg. 120 - manuscript - 1979
Match Point - pg. 121
I Also Like To Look At Ceilings - pg. 122
No Cagney, Me - pg. 123 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Soup, Cosmos And Tears - pg. 125 - circa 1970
Peacock Or Bell - pg. 128
Purple And Black - pg. 130 - circa 1972
Fulfillment - pg. 132 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Yours - pg. 135 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1981
Kissing Me Away - pg. 137 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1981
Goodbye, My Love - pg. 144 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1975
Heat - pg. 145 - circa 1967
The Police Helicopter - pg. 146 - manuscript - 1973
Ah - pg. 148
Of Course - pg. 149
The Dream, The Dream - pg. 150
Note On The Tigress - pg. 151
Poem For My Daughter - pg. 155 - circa 1966
Sheets - pg. 158
Sick Leave - pg. 160 - circa 1962
Dead Dog - pg. 162
My Father - pg. 162
The Old Woman - pg. 164 - circa 1970
What Made You Lose Your Inspiration? - pg. 166 - circa 1967
Another Poem About A Drunk And Then I'll Let You Go - pg. 169
I Live In A Neighborhood Of Murder - pg. 177
The Bombing Of Berlin - pg. 178
All Right, Camus - pg. 179
Quits - pg. 181 - circa 1970
Adolf - pg. 184
The Anarchists - pg. 186 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1975
Perfect White Teeth - pg. 188 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
4 Blocks - pg. 190 - circa 1979
You Cant Force Your Way Through The Eye Of The Needle - pg. 193
Two Kinds Of Hell - pg. 195 - circa 1990
My Faithful Indian Servant - pg. 198 - circa 1962
A Plausible Finish - pg. 200 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Another One Of My Critics - pg. 202
Fog - pg. 204
Free? - pg. 208 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1974
Imported Punch - pg. 210
It Was An Underwood - pg. 212
The Creation Coffin - pg. 213
The Seven Horse - pg. 215
The Suicide - pg. 218 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1982
Overcast - pg. 224 - 1975
The Final Word - pg. 226
Fingernails; Nostrils; Shoelaces - pg. 227 - circa 1993
After Receiving A Contributor's Copy - pg. 229
Poor Night - pg. 232
You Write Many Poems About Death - pg. 235 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Dog - pg. 239
The Hatred For Hemingway - pg. 240 - circa 1971
Looking At The Cat's Balls - pg. 244 - circa 1972
Contributors' Notes - pg. 247 - circa 1973
On Beercans And Sugar Cartons - pg. 249 - circa 1966
Pay Your Rent Or Get Out - pg. 253 - circa 1961
Note On A Door Knocker - pg. 255
The American Flag Shirt - pg. 256
Age - pg. 257 - circa 1964
The Dogs Bark Knives - pg. 258 - circa 1971
The Hog In The Hedge - pg. 260
I Never Bring My Wife - pg. 263
An Interview At 70 - pg. 267 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
2 Views - pg. 269 - circa 1962
Van Gogh And Nine Innings - pg. 271
9 A.M. - pg. 273 - circa 1962
Lousy Day - pg. 274 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Sadness In The Air - pg. 276
The Great Debate - pg. 280
Our Deep Sleep - pg. 283
The Sorry History Of Myself - pg. 285
Law - pg. 287 - circa 1972
The Great Writer - pg. 289
The Gigantic Thirst - pg. 291 - circa 1990
Eulogies - pg. 293
A Residue - pg. 294
1990 Special - pg. 296 - manuscript (differs from Black Sparrow book version) - 1990
Passage - pg. 297
A Most Dark Night In April - pg. 298
Sun Coming Down - pg. 299 - circa 1957