June 11, 2013

I'd like to know completely
what others so discretely talk about



Alma W. Thomas, Spring Grass, 1973

Three Poems by Richard Brautigan:

15%

she tries to get things
out of men
that she can't get
because she's not
15% prettier


I Live In The Twentieth Century

I live in the Twentieth Century
and you lie here beside me. You
were unhappy when you fell asleep.
There was nothing I could do about
it. I felt hopeless. Your face
is so beautiful that I cannot stop
to describe it, and there's nothing
I can do to make you happy while
you sleep


The Moon Versus Us Ever Sleeping Together Again

I sit here, an arch-villain of romance,
thinking about you. Gee, I'm sorry
I made you unhappy, but there was nothing
I could do about it because I have to be free.
Perhaps everything would have been different
if you had stayed at the table or asked me
to go out with you to look at the moon,
instead of getting up and leaving me alone with
her.

1 Comments:

Anonymous klipschutz said...

Thanks for these. Brautigan - as a poet - will outlast about ten people I could mention by name but won't because I don't want to get blacklisted in the few places I'm still not blacklisted.

10:29 AM  

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