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Raymond Carver - An Afternoon

As he writes, without looking at the sea,
he feels the tip of his pen begin to tremble.
The tide is going out across the shingle.
But it isn't that. No,
it's because at that moment she chooses
to walk into the room without any clothes on.
Drowsy, not even sure where she is
for a moment. She waves the hair from her forehead.
Sits on the toilet with her eyes closed,
head down. Legs sprawled. He sees her
through the doorway. Maybe
she's remembering what happened that morning.
For after a time, she opens one eye and looks at him.
And sweetly smiles.

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An Afternoon - Comments and Information

Poet: Raymond Carver
Poem: An Afternoon
Volume: Ultramarine
Poem of the Day: Dec 5 2012

Comment 71 of 71, added on September 3rd, 2015 at 3:48 AM.

snSNmT You may have some real insight. Why not hold some kind of contest for your readers?

crorkzz from United States
Comment 70 of 71, added on September 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM.

m0ArFN Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

crorkservice from Germany
Comment 69 of 71, added on September 2nd, 2015 at 11:11 AM.

BBGafK You have made some good points there. I checked on the web for more info about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

michael crork from Austria

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