Monday, August 11, 2014

Raymond Carver: "Late Fragment"

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

"Late Fragment" by Raymond Carver, from A New Path to the Waterfall. © Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989.

Curator's note: This is the final poem in Carver's last published work, a collection written when he was dying of cancer.

Art credit: "Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin," photograph by unknown photographer (originally black and white).


1 comment :

  1. This will be my funeral poem, because I am that lucky, to have loved and been beloved on this earth.


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