“your life is your life
don't let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.” -
- CHARLES BUKOWSKI, ‘’The Laughing Heart’ -
RUDOLF SCHLICHTER, ‘Berlin Hausvogteiplatz’, 1926. -
Video of songwriter and actor TOM WAITS reading BUKOWSKI’S ‘The Laughing Heart’ - (It is evident that Waits is reading this poem for the first time and his face at the end says it all. 🙏 ) -
Along with Otto Dix and George Grosz, Rudolf Schlichter was a member of the Berlin Dada and a leader of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement that used extreme verity to portray and scathingly criticize the corruption and decadence of Germany after the First World War. In the words of fellow artist Max Beckmann, “We must be a part of all the misery which is coming. We have to surrender our heart and our nerves. It's the only course of action which might give purpose to our superfluous and selfish existence (as artists) that we give people a picture of their fate." - ☄️🔥 -
Thank you @__nitch for the video of Tom Waits

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