First published in 1970, ROMMEL DRIVES ON DEEP INTO EGYPT is a collection of eighty-five primitive poems full of the innovation, wit, and anti-intellectualism that became a signature that only Brautigan could achieve. Often imitated, never duplicated.
"Have You Ever Had a Witch Bloom like a Highway"
Have you ever had a witch bloom like a highway
on your mouth? and turn your breathing to her
fancy? like a little car with blue headlights
passing forever in a dream?
Richard Brautigan was an American novelist, poet, and short story writer. He is the author of He is best known for his novels Trout Fishing in America (Delta, 1967), In Watermelon Sugar (Vintage Classics, 1968), and Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt (Dell Publishing, originally published 1970) among others.