“People look like flowers at last” – Bukowski wrote,
and I believe it to be one of the best lines ever written.
We can discuss about his personality, his vulgar tongue, his fake suffering, his unpoetic verse, but still, to write a line like this, you have to go through everything. Everything!
love too much
crave too much
hate too much
envy too much
curse too much
and then, you have to lose all of these!
Even if just for a moment, you have to be completely devoid of every human emotion in order to come up with a line like this:
“People look like flowers at last”
and ah, it’s so hard to reach there.
“My God, a moment of bliss! Why, isn’t that enough for a whole lifetime.” – Dostoevsky