I think a little menace is fine to have in a story. For one thing, it's good for the circulation.
~ Raymond Carver
If you know me personally you know that I am a big fan of Raymond Carver. He was a poet and a short story writer that was born in Oregon. Even though I moved years ago I have a deep connection to Oregon. And yes, I miss the rain. If you have never read his stories or his poems I urge you to find them and read them. He was an American original, this essay by William L. Stull tells his story much better than I could.
Today, write a poem about one aspect of your life that people could relate to.It could be in your past,your present or even your future. And then read some poetry from an American great, Raymond Carver. Now get back to work!
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