Howard Nemerov

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

Howard Nemerov Poems

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

Insomnia I

Some nights it's bound to be your best way out,
When nightmare is the short end of the stick,
When sleep is a part of town where it's not safe
To walk at night, when waking is the only way
You have of distancing your wretched dead,
A growing crowd, and escaping out of their
Time into yours for another little while;

Then pass ghostly, a planet in the house

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