Children, to be illustrious is sad.
1958 Mirrors and Windows,'The Statues in the Public Gardens'.
For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.Howard Nemerov
I've never read a political poem that's accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.Howard Nemerov