Lightly child, lightly


cautiously, I allowed
myself to feel good
at times.
I found moments of
peace in cheap
just staring at the
knobs of some
or listening to the
rain in the
the less i needed
the better i

~ Charles Bukowski, Let It Enfold You


  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”
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  • Credits: Photo – jaimejustelaphoto. Poem: famouspoetsandpoems



  1. “Listening to the rain in the dark…” One of my favorite things ever….

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  2. Strip away all that is unnecessary…..

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  3. “The less I needed the better I felt.” Wisdom.


  4. he is one of my favorites. LOVE. 🙂

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  5. Divine Truth here. ❤

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  6. I love Bukowski. He was a crusty old bastard.

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  7. the less there is, the lighter the weight.

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  8. Excellent poem – always love Charles Bukowski! And he is so right – we need so much less, the simple things are more true than anything else. 🙂

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