870 – A Poem by Charles Bukowski

lifedance

“the area dividing the brain and the soul
is affected in many ways by
experience—
some lose all mind and become soul:
insane.
some lose all soul and become mind:
intellectual.
some lose both and become:
accepted.”

–Charles Bukowski

Quote Number:  498

Source: Bukowski, Charles. “lifedance.” In What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through The Fire. Black Sparrow Press: Boston. 1999. Pg 90. Earlier Manuscript Version Online Here.

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