“Style is the answer to everything.” That’s how I wanted to start my blog today, but this also happens to be the first sentence of a famous poem by Charles Bukowski on style. And Bukowski really answers what style is, in my opinion.

Style – Charles Bukowski
Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. 
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it.

To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.

Bullfighting can be an art.

Boxing can be an art.

Loving can be an art.

Opening a can of sardines can be an art.

Not many have style, not many can keep style.

I have seen dogs with more style than men, although not many dogs have style.

Cats have it with abundance.

When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
that was style.

Or sometimes people give you style.

Joan of Arc had style

John the Baptist




García Lorca.

I have met men in jail with style.

I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.

Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.

Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,

or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.


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