Howard Nemerov

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

Casting - Poem by Howard Nemerov

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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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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