Treasure Island

Howard Nemerov

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

Storm Windows


People are putting up storm windows now,
Or were, this morning, until the heavy rain
Drove them indoors. So, coming home at noon,
I saw storm windows lying on the ground,
Frame-full of rain; through the water and glass
I saw the crushed grass, how it seemed to stream
Away in lines like seaweed on the tide
Or blades of wheat leaning under the wind.
The ripple and splash of rain on the blurred glass
Seemed that it briefly said, as I walked by,
Something that I should have liked to say to you,
Something . . .the dry grass bent under the pane
Brimful of bouncing water . . . something of
A swaying clarity which blindly echoes
This lonely afternoon of memories
And missed desires, while the wintry rain
Unspeakable the distance in the mind!)
Runs on the standing windows and away.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: rain, water, lonely, people, home, wind, memory, running

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Storm Windows by Howard Nemerov )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Attitude, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  2. Antidepressants, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  3. Eve of Destruction (2014), Anthony Di'anno
  4. ! Struck by the Oner, Alice Vedral Rivera
  5. Haiku 12, Suresh Dogra
  6. A Shoulder To Cry On, Joe Rosochacki
  7. The moment you, gajanan mishra
  8. Qoute # 6, Is It Poetry
  9. Animal Factory, Dasia Deas
  10. I am happy, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
But harder grows the more I her entreat?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. My Love Is Like To Ice, Edmund Spenser
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]