Better with Gravy: Why Make Bucket Lists When Life's So Tasty?

Why Make Bucket Lists When Life’s So Tasty? Raymond Carver Grave, Port Angeles, Washington Gravy: That’s how writer Raymond Carver described the last ten years of his life in one of the last poems he wrote before dying of cancer at age 50. In his poem, Gravy, inscribed on his grave in Port Angeles, Washington, Carver summarized the peaks and valleys of his life in characteristic, unadorned (but still poetic) narrative.

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