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

The Blue Swallows

Across the millstream below the bridge
Seven blue swallows divide the air
In shapes invisible and evanescent,
Kaleidoscopic beyond the mind’s
Or memory’s power to keep them there.

“History is where tensions were,”
“Form is the diagram of forces.”
Thus, helplessly, there on the bridge,

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