Howard Nemerov

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

Howard Nemerov Poems

1. Young Woman 4/15/2010
2. Writing 4/15/2010
3. Witnessing the Launch of the Shuttle Atlantis 5/3/2012
4. Walking the Dog 1/3/2003
5. To David, About His Education 5/3/2012
6. To D—, Dead By Her Own Hand 4/15/2010
7. Threshold 1/13/2003
8. The War In The Air 4/15/2010
9. The View From An Attic Window 4/15/2010
10. The Vacuum 4/15/2010
11. The Town Dump 5/3/2012
12. The Painter Dreaming in the Scholar’s House 5/3/2012
13. The Murder Of William Remington 4/15/2010
14. The Makers 1/3/2003
15. The Lobster 1/3/2003
16. The Icehouse In Summer 4/15/2010
17. The Host, He Says That All Is Well 4/15/2010
18. The Goose Fish 1/3/2003
19. The Dependencies 1/3/2003
20. The Consent 5/3/2012

The Blue Swallows

Across the millstream below the bridge
Seven blue swallows divide the air
In shapes invisible and evanescent,
Kaleidoscopic beyond the mind’s
Or memory’s power to keep them there.

“History is where tensions were,”
“Form is the diagram of forces.”
Thus, helplessly, there on the bridge,

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