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Raymond Carver - The Best Time Of The Day

Cool summer nights.
Windows open.
Lamps burning.
Fruit in the bowl.
And your head on my shoulder.
These the happiest moments in the day.

Next to the early morning hours,
of course. And the time
just before lunch.
And the afternoon, and
early evening hours.
But I do love

these summer nights.
Even more, I think,
than those other times.
The work finished for the day.
And no one who can reach us now.
Or ever.

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Poet: Raymond Carver
Poem: The Best Time Of The Day

Comment 3 of 3, added on November 22nd, 2011 at 6:09 PM.
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Comment 2 of 3, added on April 6th, 2011 at 12:43 PM.
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Comment 1 of 3, added on February 16th, 2005 at 3:30 AM.

Within the writing of this poem, there is great visual imagery. After reading this piece one can mentally picture the objects Carver describes. Also a great piece about love, and finding the time to be alone with that person away from the world.

Lindsay Salvati from United States

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