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Tales of Ordinary Madness - Eyes Like the Sky Summary & Analysis

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Eyes Like the Sky Summary

Bukowski muses on the nature of comic strips. The comics have recently turned from human towards heightened social commentary. Unfortunately, they are so heavy-handed with their messages that Bukowski only finds them funnier than ever. Another such distortion of truth occurs in the world of poetry, in which Bukowski notices that every year someone comes up with a new movement or theme, but every poem is still the same. Bukowski knows that there are no innovative poets writing today, that few poets alive can still make people feel fear and awe. The situation is dire but Bukowski believes that if we can all hang on, our luck may change.

Eyes Like the Sky Analysis

Bukowski discusses the current state of poetry in comparison to comic strips. Both current poets and current comic strips fail to accurately depict reality. Instead, they dramatize...

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