These days Charles Bukowski and Sylvia Plath are the worlds most re-posted poets. My brother, Wayne Jackson introduced me to Buk in the 1980's. It was chic and our secret then in my area. Today the word is certainly out about Buk and Artvilla has become a Bukowski and Plath site in many ways since our visitors seem to ask for them so much. It's easy to see why.
roll the dice
if you're going to try, go all the way. otherwise, don't even start.
if you're going to try, go all the way. this could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs and maybe your mind.
go all the way. it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days. it could mean freezing on a park bench. it could mean jail, it could mean derision, mockery, isolation. isolation is the gift, all the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. and you'll do it despite rejection and the worst odds and it will be better than anything else you can imagine.
if you're going to try, go all the way. there is no other feeling like that. you will be alone with the gods and the nights will flame with fire.
do it, do it, do it. do it.
all the way all the way.
you will ride life straight to perfect laughter, its the only good fight there is.