There’s a blue bird in my heart… Charles Bukowski, poet

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 — March 9, 1994)

Coffee and Ink, 1999

 

 

 

 

"For Jocelyn" 2010. My muse, Jocelyn, and I share a deep love for Bukowski.

 

From Bukowski’s AS THE SPARROW

Dear child, I only did to you what the sparrow
did to you; I am old when it is fashionable to be
young; I cry when it is fashionable to laugh.
I hated you when it would have taken less courage
to love.

 

 

 

 

"Jocelyn and blue birds," 2010. Meet Jocelyn and her beautiful tattoos tomorrow night at my art event!

 

From Bukowski’s BLUEBIRD:

there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
sad.
then I put him back,
but he’s singing a little
in there, I haven’t quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it’s nice enough to
make a man
weep, but I don’t
weep, do
you?

 

 

 

 

My Bukowski library- note original BLACK SPARROW PRESS editions!

 

Update MARCH 13, 2011:

 

 

 

 

“Georgina Peckhem-Krellner, Cupcake’s best friend. In Buk’s kitchen at Carlton Way,” 1999.   Jocelyn bought my ink drawing at the art event! “the one thing last night i HAD to have.” Jocelyn

UPDATE:

Add more tattoos on Jocelyn’s portrait at Art Hairapy and Suki’s Community Soirée June 26, 2011 (art event, hair show):

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