Howard Nemerov

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

Howard Nemerov Poems

1. September, The First Day Of School 1/13/2003
2. Because You Asked About The Line Between Prose And Poetry 1/3/2003
3. A Life 1/3/2003
4. Storm Windows 1/3/2003
5. A Spell before Winter 1/3/2003
6. Learning by Doing 1/3/2003
7. Walking the Dog 1/3/2003
8. Insomnia I 1/3/2003
9. The Blue Swallows 1/3/2003
10. Learning the Trees 1/3/2003
11. The Goose Fish 1/3/2003
12. Amateurs of Heaven 1/3/2003
13. Fugue 1/3/2003
14. Gyroscope 1/3/2003
15. Poetics 1/3/2003
16. Casting 1/3/2003
17. I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee 6/30/2003
18. The Lobster 1/3/2003
19. The Dependencies 1/3/2003
20. Style 1/3/2003

Fugue

You see them vanish in their speeding cars,
The many people hastening through the world,
And wonder what they would have done before
This time of time speed distance, random streams
Of molecules hastened by what rising heat?
Was there never a world where people just sat still?

Yet they might be all of them contemplatives
Of a timeless now, drivers and passengers

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