Howard Nemerov

(29 February 1920 – 5 July 1991 / New York City, New York)

Howard Nemerov Poems

1. Because You Asked About The Line Between Prose And Poetry 1/3/2003
2. September, The First Day Of School 1/13/2003
3. A Life 1/3/2003
4. Learning by Doing 1/3/2003
5. The Goose Fish 1/3/2003
6. Insomnia I 1/3/2003
7. Storm Windows 1/3/2003
8. A Spell before Winter 1/3/2003
9. Learning the Trees 1/3/2003
10. The Blue Swallows 1/3/2003
11. I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee 6/30/2003
12. Amateurs of Heaven 1/3/2003
13. Poetics 1/3/2003
14. Casting 1/3/2003
15. Fugue 1/3/2003
16. Gyroscope 1/3/2003
17. Kicks 1/13/2003
18. Walking the Dog 1/3/2003
19. Style 1/3/2003
20. The Dependencies 1/3/2003

A Spell before Winter

After the red leaf and the gold have gone,
Brought down by the wind, then by hammering rain
Bruised and discolored, when October's flame
Goes blue to guttering in the cusp, this land
Sinks deeper into silence, darker into shade.
There is a knowledge in the look of things,
The old hills hunch before the north wind blows.

Now I can see certain simplicities

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