Richard Brautigan

(January 30, 1935 – September 14, 1984 / Tacoma, Washington)

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace


I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammels and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Rookie Goldy Locks (3/9/2007 4:38:00 AM)

    I like to think
    (right now, please!)
    of a cybernetic forest
    filled with pines and electronics
    where deer stroll peacefully
    past computers
    as if they were flowers
    with spinning blossoms.

    I like to think
    (it has to be!)
    of a cybernetic ecology
    where we are free of our labors
    and joined back to nature,
    returned to our mammal
    brothers and sisters,
    and all watched over
    by machines of loving grace.

    — Richard Brautigan,1967 (Report) Reply

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