John Frederick Nims

(20 November 1913 - 13 January 1999 / Muskegon, Michigan)

John Frederick Nims Quotes

Christmas Tree

This seablue fir that rode the mountain storm
Is swaddled here in splints of tin to die.
Sofas around in chubby velvet swarm;
Onlooking cabinets glitter with flat eye;
Here lacquer in the branches runs like rain
And resin of treasure starts from every vein.


Light is a dancer here and cannot rest.

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