In this weekend’s bits and bytes…

…Buk’s enthusiasm for the machine is tempered:

Hemingway Never Did This

I read that he lost a suitcase full of manuscripts on a
train and that they never were recovered.
I can’t match the agony of this
but the other night I wrote a 3-page poem
upon this computer
and through my lack of diligence and
and by playing around with commands
on the menu
I somehow managed to erase the poem
believe me, such a thing is difficult to do
even for a novice
but I somehow managed to do

now I don’t think this 3-pager was immortal
but there were some crazy wild lines,
now gone forever.
it bothers more than a touch, it’s some-
thing like knocking over a good bottle of

and writing about it hardly makes a good
still, I thought somehow you’d like to

if not, at least you’ve read this far
and there could be better work
down the line.

let’s hope so, for your sake

Charles Bukowski

Skip to main content