Wikipedia Poem, No. 84

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“Her job was to set the house in order.” Raymond Carver

Carver  
calm soda 
     and 
     chasing 
      to 
drink 
 50 year

blue-collections as critic
His 
fame 
  too wears 
      the luckiest 
          resortmen
 
        not having admirably come 
native writing
chronology 
of 
loneliness 

news of 
love “We Talk” limply in 
          a New York Time 
  of Review that 
        a poet a poetry is from the critical stomachs an envelope 
         with 
      two 

warm works in vitality of short starts 
  the fall of 
   poetry, waitress, so he 
        me to havoc in 
     a string of stories 
of Gabriel . . . . . . 
. . . 
        . . 
       . . 
        . . . 
  . . 
         . 
    . 

       the 
technique. 

So 
he 
  managed 
to Or 
his parents’ bed 
     a Nation of 
          still milkshakes artful but 
  sold 
Molly 
children collect

one aware 
touch 
of 
          a lifelong 
movie 

a collection of 
      story and Molly before 
       sitting book Reviews of 
      lung clasped offal and “felt-in” 
warm world 
where he wrote

      He backs 
         a vocabulary 
   stable with unspoiled with 
      whom he  
    betrayals but 
     remembrance

a story of 
        last looking too weary far 
    for

Sources: “The Poetry of Raymond Carver Makes a Leap to E-Books” New York Times, ret. 5/27/2015; “Raymond Carver 1938-1988” Poetry Foundation, ret. 5/27/2015; “Still Looking Out for Number One” by Raymond Carver, All of Us: The Collected Works of Raymond Carver; “A Tall Order” Raymond Carver,  Poetry Magazine, June 1986.

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