Sunday, April 09, 2006

brautigan: nine things

It's night

and a numbered beauty
lapses at the wind,

chortles with the
branches of a tree,


plays shadow dance
with a dead kite,

cajoles affection
from falling leaves,

and knows four
other things.

One is the color of your hair.

Nine Things
by Richard Brautigan
from The Pill Versus The Springhill Mine Disaster
(Dell Books, 1968)

photo by Keith Stanley, copyright 2000

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