Richard Brautigan Poems
- Gee, You'Re So Beautiful That ...
- Love Poem It's so nice to wake up in the morning all ...
- It's Raining In Love
- All Watched Over By Machines O...
- Your Catfish Friend If I were to live my life in catfish ...
- Boo, Forever Spinning like a ghost on the bottom of ...
- Haiku Ambulance
an American novelist, poet, and short story writer. His work often employs black comedy, parody, and satire. He is best known for his 1967 novel Trout Fishing in America.
Brautigan was born in Tacoma, Washington, the only child to Bernard Frederick "Ben" Brautigan, Jr. (July 29, 1908 – May 27, 1994) a factory worker and laborer, and Lulu Mary "Mary Lou" Keho (April 7, 1911 – September 24, 2005), a waitress. In May 1934, eight months prior to his birth, Bernard and Mary Lou separated. Brautigan said that he met his biological father only twice, though after Brautigan's death, Bernard was said to be unaware that Richard was his child, saying... more »
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''If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows.''Richard Brautigan (1935-1984), U.S. novelist, poet. The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966, p. 63 (1970).
Gee, You'Re So Beautiful That It's Starting To Rain
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn that God
lives like music in the skin
and sounds like a sunshine harpsicord.
I want high school report cards
to look like this: