NPM: Hummingbird by Raymond Carver


For Tess


Suppose I say summer,

write the word “hummingbird,”

put it in an envelope,

take it down the hill

to the box. When you open

my letter you will recall

those days and how much,

just how much I love you.


Raymond Carver

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7 Responses to NPM: Hummingbird by Raymond Carver

  1. boardinginmyforties says:


  2. zibilee says:

    Oh, I love this, so evocative and wonderful. I need to be reading more poems like this. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Jenny says:

    What an odd, lovely little poem!

  4. I used to love to write poetry when I was in school but have never really looked into reading it.

  5. buriedinprint says:

    I wish poems with dedications came with little pics of the recipient. * grin *

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