Treasure Island

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

Conclusion

legato con amore in un volume
ciò che per l’universo si squaderna . . .


If what began (look far and wide) will end:
This lava globe huddle and freeze, its core
Brittle with cold, or pulled too near its friend
Pop once like one gun in a long-drawn war,
And the stars sputter one by one, the night

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