Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Morning Reading: "be for me, like the rain, the getting out"

The Rain
by Robert Creeley

All night the sound had
come back again,
and again falls
this quiet, persistent rain.

What am I to myself
that must be remembered,
insisted upon
so often? Is it

that never the ease,
even the hardness,
of rain falling
will have for me

something other than this,
something not so insistent—
am I to be locked in this
final uneasiness.

Love, if you love me,
lie next to me.
Be for me, like rain,
the getting out

of the tiredness, the fatuousness, the semi-
lust of intentional indifference.
Be wet
with a decent happiness.


woodcut: Suzanne Caporael
Seeing Things: Rain, 1990


photo: by Allen Ginsberg

1 comment:

Lou said...

Love this photo of young Creeley.

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