Friday, April 08, 2016

Poetry Friday: Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry

"Because You Asked About the Line Between Prose and Poetry" by Howard Nemerov is so short--just six lines-- that I don't think I can even post a teaser here without violating copyright.

Just jump over and read it here, at, then come back.

Are you back? 


Now, in six precise lines, you know.


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tanita✿davis said...

Ah. Now, that's lovely. I do love that Howard.

laurasalas said...

I adore that poem, Karen. Thank you for setting it in front of me today. I needed to see it right now, as some poems for a project are feeling too prosey. :>)

Brenda Harsham said...

Now that is a fine line, indeed. One that requires practice, indeed.

Mary Lee said...


katswhiskers said...

I was so caught up in the words and image that I actually missed the rhyme until the third read. Ummm... Perhaps my lack of experience with snow also made me read carefully.