Monday, April 13, 2009

If this isn't inspiring, what is?

This is my favorite Charles Bukowski poem at the moment...

"air and light and  time and space"


" -you know, I've either had a family, a job, something
has always been in the
way
but now
I've sold my house, I've found this 
place, a large studio, you should see the space
and the light.
for the first time in my life I'm going to have a place and the time to
create.

no baby, if you're going to create
you're going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine.
or
you're going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you're on 
welfare,
you're going to create with a part of your mind and your
body blown
away,
you're going to create blind
crippled
demented,
you're going to create with a cat crawling up your
back while
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.

baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don't create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
new excuses
for.





3 comments:

presentsforpirates said...

that's lovely.

i love it.

thanks for sharing!

xoxo,
man

pumpkinhaus said...

This is about as right and true as it gets! I find myself hella crazy prolific now that I live in a tiny space with two kids hanging on my every move... how I pine for the time I wasted long ago!

I love your yarns fellow fiber fiend! great colors!

Rags said...

Love and needed that.