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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

Insomnia I

Some nights it's bound to be your best way out,
When nightmare is the short end of the stick,
When sleep is a part of town where it's not safe
To walk at night, when waking is the only way
You have of distancing your wretched dead,
A growing crowd, and escaping out of their
Time into yours for another little while;

Then pass ghostly, a planet in the house

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