Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Poem Not against Songbirds

A Poem Not against Songbirds

Lighten up, songbirds.  Give me a break.
No need to carry on this way,
even if it is morning.  I need more sleep.

Where were you keeping yourselves when I was thirty?
When the house stayed dark and quiet all day,
as if someone had died?

And this same somebody, or somebody else,
cooked a huge, morose meal for the survivors.
A meal that lasted ten years.

Go on, sweethearts.  Come back in an hour,
my friends.  Then I'll be awake.
You'll see.  This time I can promise.

                                            -Raymond Carver

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