Howard Nemerov

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

Howard Nemerov Poems

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

Casting

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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