Tuesday, April 19, 2011

'Talking Points [Love Poem]' by Dean Rader

• And the way the light crawls up the side of the sky at dawn;
• the room [the sky] when you open the curtains after a long morning in bed;
• the sun splashing on the sheets [a bowl of lightning];
• a flame: your face: the palms of Jesus in an El Greco painting;
• and the way the stars in their wool coats shine inward;
• the time I drew back your blouse [&] [kissed the light of your skin]
• the light crashing down your spine;
• the light curving [off] the curve of your hip;
• the light from the _____, the light in your mouth;
• the light on your body that says [this way]

(from his book Works and Days, Truman State University Press, 2011)

Three poems from Works and Days are nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

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