image Woke up this morning…

What do you do when it's raining?


Woke up this morning with
a terrific urge to lie in bed all day
and read. Fought against it for a minute.

Then looked out the window at the rain.
And gave over. Put myself entirely
in the keep of this rainy morning.

Would I live my life over again?
Make the same unforgivable mistakes?
Yes, given half a chance. Yes.”

~Raymond Carver

Illustration by Toronto-based artist Alanna Cavanagh (, someone whom inspires me…


  1. It never rains here in Colorado 😦 Hard to read the day away when the sun is always shining. I love that poem, the ending particularly.

    • True, too much of a good thing can be oppressive. We have lots of rain and snow here in Ottawa, I can send you some! I only just discovered the poem…it is
      very lovely and heart-breaking at the same time considering that he died so young…

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