In the spirit of my last post, here is a sampling of short poems by Howard Nemerov.
SOLIPSISM & SOLECISM
Strange about shadows, but the sun
Has never seen a single one.
Should night be mentioned by the moon
He'd be appalled at what he's done.
How many more this morning are dead of
The peace I came to bring a sword instead of?
CREATION MYTH ON A MOEBIUS BAND
This world's just mad enough to have been made
By the Being his beings into Being prayed.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Why are the stamps adorned with kings and presidents?
That we may lick their hinder parts and thump their heads.
WHAT KIND OF GUY WAS HE?
Just so you shouldn't have to ask again,
He was the kind of guy that if he said
Something and you were the kind of guy that said
You can say that again, he'd say it again.*
* . . . reminds me of my husband :-)