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John Frederick Nims

(20 November 1913 - 13 January 1999 / Muskegon, Michigan)

Poems of John Frederick Nims

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. Blind Joy 4/12/2010
2. Christmas Tree 4/12/2010
3. Conclusion 4/12/2010
4. Days Of Our Years 4/12/2010
5. Decline And Fall 4/12/2010
6. Isaiah’s Coal 4/12/2010
7. Love Poem 1/1/2004
8. Madrigal In Time Of War 4/12/2010
9. Parting: 1940 4/12/2010
10. Portrait 4/12/2010
11. The Young Ionia 4/12/2010
12. Tide Turning 4/12/2010

Love Poem

My clumsiest dear, whose hands shipwreck vases,
At whose quick touch all glasses chip and ring,
Whose palms are bulls in china, burs in linen,
And have no cunning with any soft thing

Except all ill-at-ease fidgeting people:
The refugee uncertain at the door
You make at home; deftly you steady
The drunk clambering on his undulant floor.

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