Treasure Island

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

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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