Tag: dean rader poems

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Featured Poem: Self-Portrait in Time

By Dean Rader Black bell, ring the blue boat of my bones back to the beach of this world, make me an ear so that I might hear the sound from the deepest, make me a mouth—don’t let me drown— don’t let me sink the way lives sink, the way the dead drop into the endless hum of the end as when the wind … Read More Featured Poem: Self-Portrait in Time

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Featured Poem: Frost on Fire

By Dean Rader Something that melts can also burn, like a Thicket of ice in the pond, the cold net Of stars, even the hard white ax of the Heart. A man can freeze without getting wet Just as he can lose without being lost, But winter finds everyone, even though We spend our whole life eluding it. Frost Reminds us of what is to … Read More Featured Poem: Frost on Fire

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Featured Poem: Self-Portrait With Obfuscation

By Dean Rader The trees turn in the evening air from black to blacker even though the moon’s tiny headlamp lumbers along through the dark shaft of the sky’s deep mine. Twilight, strangely dull, climbs into its train and chugs back to the surface where everything goes on as before. How does something acquire luminous meaning? How does anything not happen? What men in … Read More Featured Poem: Self-Portrait With Obfuscation