Poetry By Rae Pater


Watching Weight

My bones are rediscovering me.

Crawling out from fleshy camouflage.

Redefining themselves,
finding the shape of a woman

the shape of me.

Rising to points,
falling to curves
in ways that used to distress.

Revealing, undisguised,
my tenderness.


Rae Pater 2002

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Bio: Rae Pater is a New Zealand poet, and has been writing poetry seriously for about a year now. She was born in New Zealand, and has lived there all her life. She has three children and a dog called Bob. She writes: "I have always been an avid reader especially in the fantasy/fairytale genre and I find this influences my poetry a lot. Writing poetry, to me, is like tapping directly into my subconscious and writing the contents down. Reading someone else's poetry, I think, is as close as you can get to being inside someone else's head." Rae has been published in a two print anthologies, and The Press. (her local newspaper). Her online credits include WORDSPACE, MiPo, and New Zealand Poets Online.