Howard Nemerov

New York City, New York
Howard Nemerov
New York City, New York
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The Host, He Says That All Is Well

Rating: 3.8
He didn't want to do it with skill,
He'd had enough of skill. If he never saw
Another villanelle, it would be too soon;
And the same went for sonnets. If it had been
Hard work learning to rime, it would be much
Harder learning not to. The time came
He had to ask himself, what did he want?
What did he want when he began
That idiot fiddling with the sounds of things.
He asked himself, poor moron, because he had
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 March 2018
Such an interesting write by Howard Nemerov??????
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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 March 2017
'Soap bubbles are the skipping stones. Wonderful inference. Congrats on modern poet of the Day.
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Anil Kumar Panda 14 March 2017
I like the poem with its message. Thanks for sharing.
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Tom Allport 14 March 2017
a thought provoking write that worms it's way into ones? ....... brain!
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 March 2017
Poor moron! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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So there he was, this forty-year-old teen-ager Dreaming preposterous mergers and divisions Of vowels like water, consonants like rock. An interesting poem with soap bubbles and skipping stones. Enjoyed reading it.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 March 2017
Something that could stand..... thanks for sharing....
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Lantz Pierre 14 March 2017
Verseballs of take note: you have been called to task. Take your fingers out of your ears, or out of your arseholes, open your eyes with wonder and worry whether you have a thought in your head with enough substance that it may be polished and perfected with the hard abrasive of applied rigor to bring awe and amazement to the life of another.
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