Monday, March 31, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Genius of the Crowd read by Charles Bukowski


Bukowski by XLanig

Charles Bukowski quote from 'Ham On Rye'

The problem was you had to keep choosing between one evil or another, and no matter what you chose, they sliced a little bit more off you , until there was nothing left. At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating , having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidate who reminded them most of themselves.

                                     -Charles Bukowski from Ham On Rye

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

“Read poetry every day of your life. Poetry is good because it flexes muscles you don’t use often enough. Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand. And, above all, poetry is compacted metaphor or simile. Such metaphors, like Japanese paper flowers, may expand outward into gigantic shapes. Ideas lie everywhere through the poetry books, yet how rarely have I heard short story teachers recommending them for browsing. What poetry? Any poetry that makes your hair stand up along your arms. Don’t force yourself too hard. Take it easy. Over the years you may catch up to, move even with, and pass T. S. Eliot on your way to other pastures. You say you don’t understand Dylan Thomas? Yes, but your ganglion does, and your secret wits, and all your unborn children. Read him, as you can read a horse with your eyes, set free and charging over an endless green meadow on a windy day.”

                                                                                 ~Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing