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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Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

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Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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