THIS MACHINE IS A FOUNTAIN

my system is always the same: 
keep it loose
write great number of
poems
try with all your
heart and
don't worry about the
bad
ones. 

keep it going
keep it
hot
forget about immortality
if you ever
remembered
it. 

the sound of this machine is
good.

much paper
more desire.

just
hammer away and wait for lady
luck. 

what a
bargain.

- Raymond Carver

Ian read me this Carver a few weeks ago and I keep coming back to it. I love it so much, the kind of casual fury, the momentum, the play. I've a mind to pin it to my wall and read it daily.