Friday, June 17, 2011

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.

-- Raymond Carver


LPC said...

Lord this makes me happy. That this should be a conversation. That this should be the answer.

Kcecelia said...

Ah, lovely, Bumble. Raymond Carver has been a favorite of mine since before his death for the spare beauty of his short stories and poetry. He had a tragic life that ended well. Though he was young when he died, by the end of his life he had found sobriety, love, and I suspect finally, a quieted soul. Late Fragment is one of my favorite poems; comforting and true.