Thursday, 4 October 2012

Day 104: Beloved

Since it's National Poetry today (in Ireland) I'm sharing one of my all-time favourite poems.

From Raymond Carver, renowned American short story writer. His trademark brevity and precision are taken to new heights in his poetry.

I love the simplicity of this poem. And its shining truth.

Late Fragment - Raymond Carver

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.


  1. I like this! No, love this! Short and direct, can't beat it! :) What a Powerful piece of writing! - B

  2. Powerful indeed! Sometimes short is all it takes!

  3. One of my favourite poems from one of my favourite writers.

  4. Thanks James, mine too. Carver is an amazing writer.

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