Howard Nemerov

  • The Little Aircraft

    The little aircraft trudging through night, cloud, rain, Is neither alone nor lost amid the great. Inverted ocean of the air, for a…

  • Rope's End

    Unraveling a rope. You begin at the end. Taking the finished work. You pick it to its bits, Straightening out the crossed, Deriving many from…

  • Projection

    They were so amply beautiful, the maps, With their blue rivers winding to the sea, So calmly beautiful, who could have blamed. Us for believing,…

  • The Old Soldiers' Home

    Trumpet and drum, the old soldier said, What has become of the regiment, What of the company and the squad? Some must be living, though cracked or…

  • An Old Picture

    Two children, dressed in court costume, Go hand in hand through a rich room. He bears a scepter, she a book; Their eyes exchange a serious…

  • The Priest's Curse on Dancing

    "Dance for a year and a day!" he cried. When we danced in the chantry of church. And before his altar and down the nave, Leaping like fish in a…

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

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Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

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Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

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Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

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