The Laughing Heart


"Your life is your life.​ / ​know it while you have it.​ / ​you are marvelous​ / ​the gods wait to delight​ / ​in you.​" ​In this short film, Charles Bukowski's poem "The Laughing Heart," from his poetry and story collection Betting on the Muse (Ecco, 2002), is read by Tom Waits and animated by Bradley Bell.

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