Virgo Grace

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virgo grace

This by the Beat poet Richard Brautigan – multiple Aquarius – Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and North Node.  I am not sure who the Virgo “Hilda” was but it’s kind of funky.

Arguably THIS is his best-known poem.


Mouths that kissed
in the hot ashes of Pompeii
are returning
and eyes that could adore their beloved only
in the fires of Pompeii
are returning
and locked bodies that squirmed in ecstasy
in the lava of Pompeii
are returning
and lovers who found their perfect passion
in the death of Pompeii
are returning,
and they’re letting themselves in
again with the names of your sons
and your daughters.


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icontainmultitudesMM Member

I’m glad someone finally acknowledges that Virgos are funky!

We are way funkier than anyone ever gives us credit for…we get ‘kooky’ sometimes but that’s always the ‘hot nerd in glasses and innocent face’ style kooky.

I’M FUNKY! (virgo rising)


Virgo Jo was a dear friend full of Grace,
One wanted to be in her presence,
For she made a pot of leaf tea for
Every individual who graced her door-step.

AnthMM Member

Brautigan was fantastic.

All my Virgo (I have lots) is leavened by an Aquarius asc. This poem is EXACTLY how it is.

galadarlingMM Member

Every time I read Brautigan, I get goosebumps all over my body. So good. God, a series on the astro of various poets and artists would be AMAZINGGGG.


I love Richard Brautigan. His novel Tokyo Express is beautiful. He died too young.

Peter FMM Member
Peter F

Oh Richard…..

A Cowboy in Babylon

‘Getting hit in the head with a baseball on June 20, 1933 was my ticket to Babylon. Anyway, I had a few hours to kill before I met my first client in over three months, so i’d walked up from the morgue to Portsmouth Square on the edge of Chinatown and was sitting on a bench watching Chinese people come and go through the park.’ From ‘Dreaming of Babylon. A Private Eye Novel 1942’. Richard Braughtigan.
And for further reading ‘You Can’t Catch Death. A daughter’s memoir. Ianthe Braughtigan

susan said so
susan said so

This was always my favorite R. B. poem/passage, from In Watermelon Sugar: … If you are thinking about something that happened a long time ago: Somebody asked you a question and you did not know the answer. That is my name. Perhaps it was raining very hard. That is my name. Or somebody wanted you to do something. You did it. Then they told you what you did was wrong—”Sorry for the mistake,”—and you had to do something else. That is my name. Perhaps it was a game that you played when you were a child or something that came… Read more »


How in the F-ing Hell have I lived 52 years on this planet and not heard of Richard Brautigan? The Pompeii poem is right up this quadruple Scorp’s alley!!! LOVE THIS!!!!

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Feeling the same way

supakaliMM Member

i read Trout Fishing in America to my boyfriend on a road trip between Sydney and Melbourne back when I was young – he was a Leo so we made a nice fixed T-Square, the Leo, Brautigan and I.

I haven’t read Brautigan’s poetry before, but I love these! and those being shared in the comments, what wonderful snippets they are. thanks everyone 🙂

skarabMM Member

Aaww, that is sweet you reading it to your boyfriend! I read Trout Fishing in America while my partner and i road tripped and trout fished in Oz many, many moons ago too. I stole an old NO FISHING sign to commemorate the trip and book. This sign has been hanging in every house we’ve lived in since… i’m looking at it fondly now, as i write….mayonnaise. 🙂

supakaliMM Member

it was a great experience to share, short chapters, we would break after each one and digest while i avoided travel sickness. little talking, just the story, the reflection, an open window, big sun and the moving landscape. so nice 🙂

on the way back we made some magic, it’s still a good story, but I’ll save it for another time x

ICPlutoMM Member

“so we made a nice fixed T-Square, the Leo, Brautigan and I.” I find this so beautiful 🙂

supakaliMM Member



I love this! It struck home and reminded me of this-

My favorite Brautigan:

Karma Repair Kit: Items 1-4
1. Get enough food to eat,
and eat it.

2. Find a place to sleep where it is quiet,
and sleep there.

3. Reduce intellectual and emotional noise
until you arrive at the silence of yourself,
and listen to it.



Wonderful alive alive o

Miss MiaowMM Member
Miss Miaow


I am speachless, it is so beautiful

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

Total <3 <3 <3


Genius. He’s one of my top poets of all time. This one is my favourite of his, sucker punches every time.

Boo, Forever

Spinning like a ghost
on the bottom of a
I’m haunted by all
the space that I
will live without

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

love it! Hilda definitely sounds like a graceful Virgo.

Also, as an aside Venus-Jupiter OMG, wow! Bring on the next 2 hits! eeeeeek!