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Richard Brautigan's Seed Packet Poems

By Harriet Staff

Michelle Dean has been exercising her green thumb over at The Rumpus. Dean says, "I have been trying, and mostly failing, to grow wildflowers in my rocky, slug-filled backyard here in Queens. I am not a gardener; I’m indifferent to everything below cats on the food chain, as a general rule." Even if flowers aren't sprouting, at least she's turned up these little gems by Richard Brautigan.

...when I was poking around the internet looking for seeds earlier this year, I came across Richard Brautigan’s small collection of poems published on seed packets. They’re quite lovely; have a look, here.

Jump over and check out a sample poem.

Originally Published: July 9th, 2012