Saturday, May 2, 2015

Raymond Carver: "Rain"




















Woke up this morning with
a terrific urge to lie in bed all day
and read. Fought against it for a minute.

Then looked out the window at the rain.
And gave over. Put myself entirely
in the keep of this rainy morning.

Would I live my life over again?
Make the same unforgivable mistakes?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.



"Rain" by Raymond Carver. Text as published in All of Us: The Collected Poems (Vintage, 1996).

Art credit: "Raindrops on the windowpane," photograph by Louis Gill. From the caption: "I woke this morning to the glittering sight of raindrops on the bedroom window pane backlit by the early morning sun."


3 comments :

  1. Oh, Mr. Carver, bless your ghost! I've been there. (I would, of course, get up out of bed on such days only to amble into the kitchen and brew up some coffee.)

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  2. Thank you so much for this beautiful website I just found, and this lovely poem
    --Shanti, February 28, 2016

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    1. You're very welcome! Enjoy browsing the poems.

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