Howard Nemerov

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

Howard Nemerov Poems

1. The Author To His Body On Their Fifteenth Birthday, 29 Ii 80 5/3/2012
2. Witnessing The Launch Of The Shuttle Atlantis 5/3/2012
3. The Consent 5/3/2012
4. The Town Dump 5/3/2012
5. The Painter Dreaming In The Scholar’s House 5/3/2012
6. To David, About His Education 5/3/2012
7. On An Occasion Of National Mourning 5/3/2012
8. The Murder Of William Remington 4/15/2010
9. Pockets 5/3/2012
10. The View From An Attic Window 4/15/2010
11. A Day On The Big Branch 5/3/2012
12. Found Poem 5/3/2012
13. Magnitudes 5/3/2012
14. Young Woman 4/15/2010
15. A Primer Of The Daily Round 5/3/2012
16. Lion & Honeycomb 5/3/2012
17. The Brief Journey West 4/15/2010
18. Life Cycle Of Common Man 5/3/2012
19. To D—, Dead By Her Own Hand 4/15/2010
20. The Vacuum 4/15/2010
21. The War In The Air 4/15/2010
22. The Icehouse In Summer 4/15/2010
23. Writing 4/15/2010
24. The Host, He Says That All Is Well 4/15/2010
25. Money 4/15/2010
26. Threshold 1/13/2003
27. The Makers 1/3/2003
28. The Lobster 1/3/2003
29. The Beautiful Lawn Sprinkler 1/13/2003
30. The Dependencies 1/3/2003
31. Style 1/3/2003
32. Kicks 1/13/2003
33. Walking The Dog 1/3/2003
34. Poetics 1/3/2003
35. Gyroscope 1/3/2003
36. Fugue 1/3/2003
37. Casting 1/3/2003
38. I Only Am Escaped Alone To Tell Thee 6/30/2003
39. Amateurs Of Heaven 1/3/2003
40. The Blue Swallows 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Howard Nemerov

Because You Asked About The Line Between Prose And Poetry

Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle
That while you watched turned into pieces of snow
Riding a gradient invisible
From silver aslant to random, white, and slow.

There came a moment that you couldn't tell.
And then they clearly flew instead of fell.

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Casting

The waters deep, the waters dark,
Reflect the seekers, hide the sought,
Whether in water or in air to drown.
Between them curls the silver spark,
Barbed, baited, waiting, of a thought--
Which in the world is upside down,
The fish hook or the question mark?

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