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Famous Up The Creek Poems by Famous Poets

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by Brautigan, Richard
...y more,

and he looked so old that the children thought he must be evil

to live by himself, and they were afraid to go up the creek

near his shack.

 It didn't bother Mr. Hayman. The last thing in the world

he had any use for were children. Reading and writing and

children were all the same, Mr. Hayman thought, and

ground his wheat and tended his kale and caught a trout or

two when they were in the creek.

 He looked ninety years old for thirty y...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...on Carrie Creek and pitched the tent and took our goods out of the car and piled them in the tent.

 Then we drove up the creek a ways, above the place where

there were beaver darns and the trout stared back at us like

fallen leaves.

 We filled the back of the car with wood for the fire and I

caught a mess of those leaves for dinner. They were small

and dark and cold. The autumn was good to us.

 When we got back to our camp, I saw the shepherd's wag...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...Hot Springs was nothing fancy. Somebody put some

boards across the creek. That was it.

 The boards dammed up the creek enough to form a huge

bathtub there, and the creek flowed over the top of the boards,

invited like a postcard to the ocean a thousand miles away.

As I said Worsewick was nothing fancy, not like the

places where the swells go. There were no buildings around.

We saw an old shoe lying by the tub.

 The hot springs came down off...Read More

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