"Her voice singing sounds
just like an angelic chainsaw
-Richard Brautigan, “Chainsaw"
"a silence that almost had a scent”
-Richard Brautigan, from “Lovers"
"The long walks I take at night. Sometimes I stand for hours at a single
place, without hardly moving. (I’ve had the wind stop in my hand.)
"I don’t want to see you end up that way
with your body being poured like wounded
marble into the architecture of those who make
bridges out of crippled birds.”
-Richard Brautigan, from “Love’s Not the Way to Treat a Friend"
"I was born forever to chronicle this: I don’t know these people and they aren’t my flowers.”
-Richard Brautigan, from “So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away"
"She had a voice that made Pearl Harbor seem like a lullaby”
- Richard Brautigan"
is no worse
I tried to think of the best way to tell her that her father was dead with the least amount of pain but you cannot camouflage death with words. Always at the end of the words someone is dead.
From Revenge of the Lawn by Richard Brautigan
Don’t ever ever forget
that were rejected, made