Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork

Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork Poetry

  • Title: Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork
  • Author: Richard Brautigan
  • ISBN: 9780671222710
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Poetry

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    About "Richard Brautigan"

    1. Richard Brautigan

      Richard Brautigan was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer Born in Tacoma, Washington, he moved to San Francisco in the 1950s and began publishing poetry in 1957 He started writing novels in 1961 and is probably best known for his early work Trout Fishing in America He died of a self inflicted gunshot wound in 1984.

    954 thoughts on “Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork”

    1. A cross between George Carlin and Pablo Neruda - you start to laugh and then POW! - Richard Brautigan sucker punches you in the gut with an existential blow. A true zeitgeist poet.


    2. WE WERE THE ELEVEN O’CLOCK NEWSWe were the eleven o’clock newsbecause while the rest of the worldwas going to hell we made loveE AMELIA EARHART PANCAKEI have been unable to find a poemfor this title. I’ve spent yearslooking for one and now I’m givingup.November 3, 1970THE LAST SURPRISEThe last surprise is when you comegradually to realize that nothingsurprises you any more.


    3. I swear you could read this entire collection in fifteen minutes doing some sort of standing exercise by a lamp in a dark room past midnight, say meh to the majority of it and love the hell out of at least five of the bite-size poems inside. Here are a few of my favorites:MONTANA INVENTORYAt 85 miles per hour an insect splatteredlike saffron on the windshieldand a white cloud in a blue sky above the-----speed-curried bugTHE NECESSITY OF APPEARING IN YOUR OWN FACEThere are days when that is the l [...]


    4. I thought Brautigan was original and funny with strokes of genius - I had a professor who thought Brautigan's stuff was junk. Was sad that he ended up in a bad way - alcohol and suicide but his poems reflect a love for love and search for meaning and a good breakfast (fried potatos on the most beautifully hungry morning of my.)



    5. Let me start by saying that I am on a Richard Brautigan "kick" and intend to read everything that he wrote that I actually own and/or can find at a library by the end of the year. I love Brautigan, though I am not sure I can explain why, exactly. His poetry and prose are simple, humble and humorous with underlying hints of deep wisdom.I must admit that my first read of Loading Mercury With A Pitchfork was ambivalent. Having received insightful comments from the Poetry Book Club on his work, Romm [...]


    6. I can't say Im generally a particular fan of poetry. Mostly when it comes to nowadays modern poets i quiet often just don't get the point. However stumbling over the collection of Richard Brautigan poems was a rather joyful thing. I sort of would describe my relationship with the author as a love hate thing. Loved Watermelon sugar, quite hated Trout fishing in America.However I haven't smiled quite this much in a while. Just very nice simple life poems. That often have a interesting point to the [...]



    7. I’ve been a fan of Richard Brautigan for a long time. I’ve read all his novels and as many of his short stories and poems that I can lay my hands on. He never disappoints. Some works are better than others but when you’re caught up reading him you’re too busy enjoying the moment to think about how many stars you’re going to give the book. This rule holds true for all his novels and stories but especially his poems because all the ‘story’ has been removed and all you’re left with [...]


    8. I was working in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1986 when I noticed my co-worker had a copy of this book. The title intrigued me. Since he only read it at work, I asked him if I could borrow it each evening and return it each morning. He said yes. I read it and loved it so much that I tried to buy a copy, only to find it was out of print. This is how much I loved this book: Since the book only had a few sentences per page, I wrote the whole book out, page-for-page, and later, (this is pre-computer era) [...]


    9. Well, it's short; we can all agree on this. Despairing thoughts of the everyday life, his life — but our life, my life, too. The image of the crow appears every now and then — does it mean death, or the supreme being? Grief versus the sacred. Probably both. Brautigan says, "I mean: Can you forgive yourself / all those crimes without victims?" but he also says, "God-forsaken is beautiful, too."My favourite, and perhaps the one I will take and think about for days and days:Finding is Losing So [...]


    10. Pretty quotable. I haven't been that interested in poetry. I really enjoyed this. I plan on tracking down more of his work. He's funny, wise and naughtyOCLAMATIONAny thought I have right nowisn't worth a shit because I'm totallyfucked upR FEAR YOU WILL BE ALONEFor fear you will be aloneyou do so many thingsthat aren't you at all.FUCK ME LIKE FRIED POTATOESFuck me like fried potatoeson the most beautifully hungrymorning of my God-damned life.


    11. I love the directness of Brautigan's work.Short poems can pack a punch.Or just be hilarious.Like "This is the biggest Big Dipper I have ever seen. - Pine Creek, Montana Evening, October 4th." Evocative and simple. Big sky country. Amazing.Or "Impasse": "I talked a good hello/ but she talked an even/better good-bye." Awesome. The power of simple language and short poems.Highly recommended. Going to get more Brautigan.


    12. I first read this book in the mid-1990's. I last read it a few months ago.Not every poem is great, but some of them are amazingly, profoundly awesome. They're like little booby traps that lie in wait in the back of your brain, waiting to spring out and grab you.Here's one: Fuck me like fried potatoesOn the most beautifully hungry morningOf my god-damned life.I love this guy.


    13. A book that definitely has its little gems.*IT TAKES A SECRET TO KNOW A "SECRET"It takes a secret to know a "secret."Then you have two secrets that knoweach other. Justwhat you always wanted, they standthere looking at each other with theirpajamas on.


    14. A very short collection of very short poems. However, still most enjoyable. I really liked "Willard and his Bowling Trophies" quite a bit. This was in the same vein.A quick read for a long day with nothing to think about. 5/5


    15. Some good ones, some sloppy ones, some sweet, some simple, and probably a few written while drinking beer, or whatever.I love to reread this collection, oh say, every 15 to 20 years. Brautigan will always be a part of my life. However, this reread made me appreciate his longer works more.


    16. This book appeared in the window of a bookshop in Hyde Park for me. It's still my favorite behind Trout Fishing in America.




    17. It's odd to have connected so strongly with verse as short and (generally) more prose-like than not as this, and yet here we are. Highly recommended.




    18. MORGANPart 12Morgan finished second in his high schoolpresidential election in 1931.He never recovered from it.After that he wasn’t interested in peopleany more. They couldn’t be counted on.He has been working as a night watchmanat the same factory for over thirty years now.At midnight he walks among the silent equipment.He pretends they are his friends and they likehim very much. They would have votedfor him


    19. I knew that many of Brautigan's books were prose, but even knowing that, this collection of his poetry was not what I was expecting. Many of the poems are short and proselike. If it were me, I probably would have only kept a handful of them, but that handful was quite good.





    20. (it bears repeating: Πέστροφες κάντε πέρα, ο Ρίτσι είναι δικός μου!) Σεφέρης; Σκουπίδια.Καρυωτάκης; Καλά έκανε και αυτοκτόνησε.Καββαδίας; 40 χρόνια στα γκαζάδικα.Ελύτης; Αγκαλιά την Μαρίνα και βουρ απ'τον βράχο.Για τα εισαγόμενα κλαψοmoonικα μπάζα, ούτε λόγοςΌταν μιλάει ο Ρίτσι. Σιωπή.


    21. If you like the occasional dose of whimsy, Brautigan is your man. Try these, and if they leave you cold search elsewhere!The Necessity of Appearing in Your Own FaceThere are days when that is the last placein the world where you want to be but youhave to be there, like a movie, because it features you.Right Beside the Morning CoffeeIf I write this down now, Iwill have it in the morning.The question is: Do I wantto start the day off with this?The Amelia Earhart PancakeI have been unable to find a [...]


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