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Henry Charles Bukowski

Henry Charles Bukowski

Poet: Henry Charles Bukowski

Dates: 16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994

Nationality: American

Title of Poem: So Now?

the words have come and gone,
I sit ill.
the phone rings, the cats sleep.
Linda vacuums.
I am waiting to live,
waiting to die.

Brief Biography: Bukowski was a poet, novelist and story writer. Strongly influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of Los Angeles his work addressed the ordinary lives of poor Americans.