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From Beautiful Creatures: The Charles Bukowski Poem

posted by Nell Minow

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl include a lot of literary references in their Beautiful Creatures series of books.  This poem by Charles Bukowski is quoted in the film based on the first book.

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.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jessica Sandlin

    Always love to find a poem tucked in amongst the ether! Have a lovely weekend, Nell!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment candice forrest

    What is the poem that he reads when he is driving away in the end and then makes him turn around.

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