John Frederick Nims

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

John Frederick Nims Poems

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1. Days Of Our Years 4/12/2010
2. Decline And Fall 4/12/2010
3. Isaiah’s Coal 4/12/2010
4. The Young Ionia 4/12/2010
5. Tide Turning 4/12/2010
6. Conclusion 4/12/2010
7. Christmas Tree 4/12/2010
8. Portrait 4/12/2010
9. Parting: 1940 4/12/2010
10. Blind Joy 4/12/2010
11. Madrigal In Time Of War 4/12/2010
12. Love Poem 1/1/2004

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Best Poem of John Frederick Nims

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.

Unpredictable dear, the taxi drivers' terror,
Shrinking from far headlights pale as a dime
Yet leaping before apopleptic streetcars—
Misfit in any space. And never on time.

A wrench in clocks and the solar ...

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