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Pieces of Brautigan's that appeared in Friends of the Washington Review of the Arts


"Richard Brautigan: Tokyo and Montana." Friends of the Washington Review of the Arts 9(5) Feb./Mar. 1984: 9.

Includes:
  • a story titles "The Lost Tree"
  • a poem titled "Night Flowing River"
  • a photograph of Brautigan by Toby Thompson

"The Lost Tree"

There were a lot of things that we could have talked about. Last year we made love under a tree in the woods. There was a nice patch of soft, perfect for love-making grass under a tree. It was a hot afternoon and the tree lent our passion its shade.

This spring I've gone for some walks down in the woods but mysteriously I can't find that tree. Not that I've deliberately gone seeking it like a ghoul wanting to feast on the ghost of a dead passion. I just thought that somehow upon a spring walk, I must just come across that tree, but I haven't. I don't know what I would think if I were to find that tree. I know that I would not sit down underneath it or in the future bring another woman to that tree.

There were a lot of things that we could have talked about.

We walked back to the house in silence. I felt happy. I didn't know at that time that every step we took was a step toward walking out of each other's lives.