Archive for February 18th, 2012

Saturday, 18 February 2012

The Castle of the Cormorants by Richard Brautigan

Hamlet with
a cormorant
under his arm
married Ophelia.
She was still
wet from drowning.
She looked like
a white flower
that had been
left in the
rain too long.
I love you,
said Ophelia,
and I love
that dark
bird you
hold in
your arms.

     Big Sur
     February 1958

From: http://www.brautigan.net/marble.html

Date: 1958

By: Richard Brautigan (1935-1984)