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Michael Anton Miller
(June 13, 1947 - March 29, 2014)

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Michael Anton Miller

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Michael Anton Miller, author of “Hard Rain/Slow Train: Passages about Dylan” and numerous other works, died March 29, 2014 at his home in Denver, Colorado.

 He was born June 13, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio to Joseph and Bernedene Miller. He was raised in Dayton and Trotwood, and graduated from Trotwood High School in 1965. He was drafted and served in the Army from 1966 to 1969 during the Vietnam War. After receiving an honorable discharge, he went to work for the U.S. Post Office. He worked in Dayton from 1970 to 1982.

 He and his family moved to Denver, and Michael began working at the Commerce City Post Office in 1983. He worked there until 2002, when he retired.

 He is survived by his wife Sharon, son Nate and daughter Robinette (Rob) Raymond, as well as his three grandchildren Sloane, Celina and Sydney Raymond. He also is survived by his sisters Sandra Brock and Donna Lewis, as well as his brother Fred Miller and lifelong friend Mike Kepler.

 He is preceded in death by his brother Frank Miller, sister Gayle Hornbeck and his parents.

 Whether at the Post Office or in his study surrounded by the books he loved to read, he was a man of letters. His book, which offers an in-depth look at the spirituality informing rock icon Bob Dylan’s lyrics as a unified body of poetic expression, was published in 2011 by Jupiter Hollow Media LLC. To read his book, go to  www.amazon.com.

 Monarch Society, 1534 Pearl St. in Denver, handled cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

 Memorial contributions in Michael’s name may be made to Denver Hospice. Send contributions to Denver Hospice, 501 S Cherry St #700, Denver, CO 80246.

 

"Picture Story"
a poem by Michael Anton Miller
He sat on a rock at the river's edge
draped in a sequin gown, waiting. Each
jewel he found as he'd  walked the earth
had found its place upon his raiment,
bringing with it a sense of pride and
accomplishment. For each stone pried
loose from the rubble, was the fruit of
his cunning and the badge of his craft.
So dazzling was his robe that even without
a crown you'd think him a king.
 
He sat there as still as the rock he
rested on, his head held fast in his
hands, brooding. The dance of sunlight
on the waters, the birdsong wafting in
the wind, the soundless sound of deep
waters rushing.
 
Suddenly, as if in one motion, he gave
slip to the sequin gown and, naked as
faith, plunged into the stream.

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