Rain. Yes.

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 unforgiveable mistakes?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.

~ Raymond Carver, “Rain


Sources: Poem – larmoyante.  Photo: weheartit.com

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  1. I don’t normally like poetry, but this poem is perfect.

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  2. Very strange – I was having similar thoughts today and trying to put them into some coherent order.

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  3. It appears some if us just need to lie and rest and think….

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  4. Yes, but wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to make the same mistakes.

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  5. Interesting. I woke up to a very cold but sunny morning. Thought that in about a month, we’ll have our first spring Saturday! Oh, Saturday’s in spring. Fresh air, daffodils waving hello, sunglasses, errands by walking….can they come any sooner?

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  6. Mmmm…

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  8. Carver at his cheeriest I think. Some (most?) mistakes are unavoidable.

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  9. Carver got quite philosophical toward the end of his life and he had stopped drinking. Never too late.

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  10. It’s an interesting intersection that I’ve arrived at – the age where you think about the choices you’ve made as well as the ones your didn’t. Carver may have the obvious truth… 🙂

    – J.

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  11. Usually I get to read the romantic stuff about rain but this one is perfect.

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  12. just bought Raymond Carver’s book: What we talk about When we talk about Love…. and thought I would have taken note of this guy in one of your blog posts. Couldn’t find it but this here isn’t too bad either 😉

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