There is no perfect place to create

In “air and light and time and space”, one of his most famous poems, Charles Bukowski reproaches those who think that they need a certain time and place in order to create.

In “air and light and time and space”, one of his most famous poems, Charles Bukowski reproaches those who think that they need a certain time and place in order to create, and those who dedicate their lives to finding the ideal place and time for their artistic creations.

For the writer, , after working “16 hours a day in a coal mine” or while the whole city “trembles in earthquake, bombardment, flood and fire” and with a cat crawling up their back.

There is no excuse: “baby, air and light and time and space/ have nothing to do with it/ and don’t create anything”. At best, the search for the perfect time and place gives you an excuse to go on without creating anything.