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Robert Creeley - The Rain

All night the sound had
come back again,
and again falls
this quite, persistent rain.

What am I to myself
that must be remembered,
insisted upon
so often? Is it

that never the ease,
even the hardness,
of rain falling
will have for me

something other than this,
something not so insistent--
am I to be locked in this
final uneasiness.

Love, if you love me,
lie next to me.
Be for me, like rain,
the getting out

of the tiredness, the fatuousness, the semi-
lust of intentional indifference.
Be wet
with a decent happiness.

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Poet: Robert Creeley
Poem: The Rain
Poem of the Day: Jun 21 2015

Comment 7 of 7, added on December 5th, 2013 at 5:30 PM.

its like shit and its fucked up in the face

juan from New Zealand
Comment 6 of 7, added on October 13th, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

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Comment 5 of 7, added on December 23rd, 2009 at 11:11 AM.
The Rain Is My Favorite Poem

I discovered this poem by Robert Creeley in the early 1970's and was taken by his pleading for a type of happiness which was natural..unforced...basic...and complete...much like the "rain" in life...it can be a kind of cleansing, comforting, calming...which balances out the harshness, unpredictablity, insecurity and temptations of daily life...Creeley seems to be seeking a love which settles and relaxes him...not a lustfilled love...but a love which is more pure, more lasting, more enduring, that can be counted on and relied on. Creeley's identity and search for meaning and expression may have found a temporary and happy clarity in "the rain"...it is his hope and desire for a simple side by side love..which is a natural part of a contented life.

Beau from United States

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