Jared Carter, “Surrender”

Jared Carter’s Darkened Rooms of Summer was the first book selected for the Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry Series and was published in 2014 by the University of Nebraska Press. Carter lives in Indiana.

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No longer caught up by the things
    of time, she prays –
And as the loosened dove, that brings
    the leaf arrayed

With silver to the outstretched hand
    of Noah, comes
At last to rest within a band
    of light and, done

With wandering, begins to fold
    its wings, and sleep –
She enters silence that will hold
    against the deep.





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