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Bluebird Analysis



Author: poem of Charles Bukowski Type: poem Views: 12

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there's a bluebird in my heart that


wants to get out


but I'm too tough for him,


I say, stay in there, I'm not going


to let anybody see


you.



there's a bluebird in my heart that


wants to get out


but I pur whiskey on him and inhale


cigarette smoke


and the whores and the bartenders


and the grocery clerks


never know that


he's


in there.




there's a bluebird in my heart that


wants to get out


but I'm too tough for him,


I say,


stay down, do you want to mess


me up?


you want to screw up the


works?


you want to blow my book sales in


Europe?



there's a bluebird in my heart that


wants to get out


but I'm too clever, I only let him out


at night sometimes


when everybody's asleep.


I say, I know that you're there,


so don't be


sad.


then I put him back,


but he's singing a little


in there, I haven't quite let him


die


and we sleep together like


that


with our


secret pact


and it's nice enough to


make a man


weep, but I don't


weep, do


you?






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Charles Bukowski's "bluebird" is a poem about a man how is afraid to expose his sensitivity to the world with fear of being judged or not appearing masculine. he keeps his bluebird within by drinking and smoking, anyone who he meets does not know his constant battle keeping the bluebird in.

| Posted on 2017-10-14 | by a guest


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In my very personal opinion, the bluebird is the poet's memory of someone he dearly loved. Perhaps a woman. Who he hid by calling the bluebird a "he". At night when everyone is deep asleep, and the poet is by himself, then he reminisces about her.

| Posted on 2016-11-09 | by a guest


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I think that this composition show us, our real personality, due to every day we express our face depending our situations, also, as you can see, in the photos, we always show a happyness face, but really we try to cover this life of insatifation, obviously this poet wanted to explain us that we have two personalities , the first that we use in front others and the second, our more deep personality of sensibility, which we are as boys, these children that all the time suffer for something, in fact he or she is not happy. this is my perspective about this poem the blue bird

| Posted on 2016-03-16 | by a guest


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This poem to me means the blue bird is true creativity, something that is butchered at a very early age, everyone has a song which they cannot sing, it is stifled by the shouts of your boss, the complaints of your partner and the judgements of your peers, reminding you that you live in reality an.d every thought and feeling you want to express will be cast away in a sea of misunderstanding

| Posted on 2015-11-12 | by a guest


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I think he is talking about the blue bird of happiness

| Posted on 2015-01-17 | by a guest


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I think he wanted to say what he said. Nothing more. It´s quite easy.

| Posted on 2013-09-26 | by a guest


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The color blue, as in depression is suppressed by alcohol and booze. And as I understand it, he doesn\'t want to lend his real self out into even his writing (save, this poem?)... and he comments on his book sales by saying that his books won\'t sell if they are --ultimately- \"kill yourself\" and \"nothing is worth it\" kind of writing.
Author\'s can work in some depression and anxiety into your books, but they still have to have the character/plot arcs that, quite frankly, true existencialism does not have selling ability no matter how well crafted (look at obscure russian literature that is well written).

| Posted on 2013-03-13 | by a guest


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para um homem, em geral, e para o Bukowski, em particular, a demonstração de sentimentos é um sinal de fraqueza. em última instância, o choro... afinal, um homem não chora. e este sentimento guardado no peito do poeta, o pássaro azul, deve continuar lá dentro, escondido, ainda que neste pacto secreto ambos reconheçam a existência um do outro: o pássaro azul é a representação da sensibilidade do poeta.

| Posted on 2013-02-08 | by a guest


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I agree with the post on 11/11/11, and want to add:
To me, Bukowski is describing a deep human truth: that we\'re all vulnerable at the core. That\'s why we put on a mask in front of others, so much so that the mask IS who we are. The bluebird is who we were before we put on the mask; the essence of our being; the newborn baby that we once were; the Buddha in all of us. Some of us (most I hope) never let it die; instead we put in a cage. We tend to neglect it when in the company of others... Because to let it out, and let it sing, would be to put down the mask and bare one\'s naked soul. To let go of \"one\'s self\". Who on earth is strong enough to do such a thing? Yet sometimes, in a rare moment of deep introspection, like Bukowski (the great knower of humanity that he was) was capable of, we see that it\'s there, in it\'s cage, and we make sure to let it out. Carefully, when no-one else is around to see. And we, the mask, acknowledges that the bluebird exists. We talk to it (us), and tell it (us) not to be sad. Only then can our being, the mask and the bluebird, exist together in harmony. It\'s a beautiful and sad depiction of the profound nature of human existence.

| Posted on 2012-06-01 | by a guest


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I agree with the post on 11/11/11, and want to add:
To me, Bukowski is describing a deep human truth: that we\'re all vulnerable at the core. That\'s why we put on a mask in front of others, so much so that the mask IS who we are. The bluebird is who we were before we put on the mask. The essence of our being; the newborn baby that we once were; the Buddha in all of us. Some (most I hope) of us never let it die, instead we put in a cage. And neglect it when in the company of others... Because to let it out, and let it sing, is to put down the mask and bare one\'s naked soul. To let go of \"one self\". No one is strong enough to do such a thing. Sometimes, however, in a rare moment when we are truthfully true to ourselves, like Bukowski (the great knower of humanity that he was) could be, we make sure to let it out. Carefully, when no-one else is around to see. For the mask to acknowledge that the bluebird exists, talk to it, and tell it not to be sad. Only then can they exist together in harmony. It\'s a beautiful and sad depiction of the profound nature of human existence.

| Posted on 2012-06-01 | by a guest


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This poem (Bluebird) requires an understanding of the poet\'s context/circumstances. Clearly, Buk believes his success in Europe - his work was much more popular there than in his home country - was due to his macho and direct style, and would have suffered if he had softened his language and observations. This explains the allusion to his European readers.
Buk wanted his writing to reflect a certain brutish persona and he feels that showing a soft side would \"mess up\" his work - hence he lived how he wrote; he hid the bluebird from all outsiders, even the \"whores\" and x the fact that he wrote Bluebird, apparently sincerely, is perhaps a contradiction of itself or oxymoronious.
Perhaps a more ethnocentric approach would allow a more in-depth analysis - particularly regarding the connotations of bluebirds. This response is by an Australian, and bluebirds have no particular significance or connotations in our folklore or culture that I know of. The case may be different in America, in which case it may be pertinent to ask why Buk chose a bluebird to hide within, instead of, say, a dove or a butterfly.
I hope someone can use this. Thanks

| Posted on 2012-02-04 | by a guest


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I think it is about fear and not letting others know the real you. The bluebird is the writer\'s real self, true emotions. He throws up walls with bravado, booze & cigarettes to hide who he really is. He realizes this but can\'t bring himself to let the bird/self out. See how tough he is? He doesn\'t even cry

| Posted on 2011-11-11 | by a guest


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It\'s about trying to trap your feelings and abusing alcohol and drugs to get ride of them.

| Posted on 2011-03-15 | by a guest




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