Howard Nemerov

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

Howard Nemerov Poems

21. The Brief Journey West 4/15/2010
22. The Blue Swallows 1/3/2003
23. The Beautiful Lawn Sprinkler 1/13/2003
24. The Author to His Body on Their Fifteenth Birthday, 29 ii 80 5/3/2012
25. Style 1/3/2003
26. Storm Windows 1/3/2003
27. September, The First Day Of School 1/13/2003
28. Poetics 1/3/2003
29. Pockets 5/3/2012
30. On an Occasion of National Mourning 5/3/2012
31. Money 4/15/2010
32. Magnitudes 5/3/2012
33. Lion & Honeycomb 5/3/2012
34. Life Cycle of Common Man 5/3/2012
35. Learning the Trees 1/3/2003
36. Learning by Doing 1/3/2003
37. Kicks 1/13/2003
38. Insomnia I 1/3/2003
39. I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee 6/30/2003
40. Gyroscope 1/3/2003

Fugue

You see them vanish in their speeding cars,
The many people hastening through the world,
And wonder what they would have done before
This time of time speed distance, random streams
Of molecules hastened by what rising heat?
Was there never a world where people just sat still?

Yet they might be all of them contemplatives
Of a timeless now, drivers and passengers

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