Rain. Yes.


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.


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


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


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


  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?


  6. Mmmm…


  7. Lead Our Lives says:

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


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


  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.


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


  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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