Poema de Bukowski, recitado por Bono (U2)

Bono, el líder del grupo U2, recita en este breve vídeo el poema “Roll the Dice” de ese genio del realismo sucio que fue Charles Bukowski, poeta de la desesperanza norteamericana.

if you’re going to try, go all the


otherwise, don’t even start.

if you’re going to try, go all the


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,



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


you will be alone with the gods

and the nights will flame with


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.


Charles Bukowski


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