Howard Nemerov

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

The Beautiful Lawn Sprinkler - Poem by Howard Nemerov

What gives it power makes it change its mind
At each extreme, and lean its rising rain
Down low, first one and then the other way;
In which exchange humility and pride
Reverse, forgive, arise, and die again,
Wherefore it holds at both ends of the day
The rainbow in its scattering grains of spray.


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  • Brian Jani (6/29/2014 4:35:00 AM)


    wow i never knew such fine poetry could be written about a sprinkler (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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