Howard Nemerov

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

Poems of Howard Nemerov

1. A Day on the Big Branch 5/3/2012
2. A Life 1/3/2003
3. A Primer of the Daily Round 5/3/2012
4. A Spell before Winter 1/3/2003
5. Amateurs of Heaven 1/3/2003
6. Because You Asked About The Line Between Prose And Poetry 1/3/2003
7. Casting 1/3/2003
8. Found Poem 5/3/2012
9. Fugue 1/3/2003
10. Gyroscope 1/3/2003
11. I Only Am Escaped Alone to Tell Thee 6/30/2003
12. Insomnia I 1/3/2003
13. Kicks 1/13/2003
14. Learning by Doing 1/3/2003
15. Learning the Trees 1/3/2003
16. Life Cycle of Common Man 5/3/2012
17. Lion & Honeycomb 5/3/2012
18. Magnitudes 5/3/2012
19. Money 4/15/2010
20. On an Occasion of National Mourning 5/3/2012

A Spell before Winter

After the red leaf and the gold have gone,
Brought down by the wind, then by hammering rain
Bruised and discolored, when October's flame
Goes blue to guttering in the cusp, this land
Sinks deeper into silence, darker into shade.
There is a knowledge in the look of things,
The old hills hunch before the north wind blows.

Now I can see certain simplicities

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