I always loved “Annabel Lee,” by Edgar Allen Poe. That’s kind of what got me motivated at a young age to start writing poetry and short stories. Much later in life I came across reading “Open All Night,” a book of what I see as prose poetry by Charles Bukowski.
I especially loved the Poem named, “Dinosauria, we,” published in his book, “The Last Night Of The Earth Poems.” Throughout the poem he uses “Born into This.” His poetry sparked me to write my own material like, “Ode to Uncle Joe.”
There was a documentary made about Bukowski in 2003 called “Born into this.” I often watch documentaries like this one on Netflix. This movie gives insight into the man, poet, and writer. It’s a must see for poetry fans.