a song with no end

when Whitman wrote, “I sing the body electric”

I know what he
meant
I know what he
wanted:

to be completely alive every moment
in spite of the inevitable.

we can’t cheat death but we can make it
work so hard
that when it does take
us

it will have known a victory just as
perfect as
ours.

~~ Charles Bukowski ~~

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9 responses to “a song with no end

  1. Nice post (I really have to get around to Bukowski one of the these days)
    πŸ™‚
    Now “sing the body electric” I though was by Philip K. Dick. Maybe he borrowed the line. (Add Whitman to the list)
    Be good
    Brian

  2. Wonderful!!

    I specially liked stanza:

    “we can’t cheat death but we can make it
    work so hard
    that when it does take
    us”

    Be Bettr, Stay Bettr! πŸ™‚
    Swetank.

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