Richard Brautigan

(January 30, 1935 – September 14, 1984 / Tacoma, Washington)

All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace - Poem by Richard Brautigan

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace.


Comments about All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace by Richard Brautigan

  • Rookie - 118 Points Brian Jani (5/29/2014 1:14:00 PM)

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  • Rookie Elen De Guzman (3/17/2010 2:34:00 AM)

    , very great! ! .....................! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Goldy Locks (3/9/2007 4:38:00 AM)

    I like to think
    (right now, please!)
    of a cybernetic forest
    filled with pines and electronics
    where deer stroll peacefully
    past computers
    as if they were flowers
    with spinning blossoms.

    I like to think
    (it has to be!)
    of a cybernetic ecology
    where we are free of our labors
    and joined back to nature,
    returned to our mammal
    brothers and sisters,
    and all watched over
    by machines of loving grace.

    — Richard Brautigan,1967 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 4, 2015


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