famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Lion & Honeycomb Analysis



Author: Poetry of Howard Nemerov Type: Poetry Views: 201

Sponsored Links

He didn't want to do it with skill,

He'd had enough of skill. If he never saw

Another villanelle, it would be too soon;

And the same went for sonnets. If it had been

Hard work learning to rime, it would be much

Harder learning not to. The time came

He had to ask himself,what did he want?

What did he want when he began

That idiot fiddling with the sounds of things.He asked himself, poor moron, because he had

Nobody else to ask. The others went right on

Talking about form, talking about myth

And the (so help us) need for a modern idiom;

The verseballs among them kept counting syllables.So there he was, this forty-year-old teen-ager

Dreaming preposterous mergers and divisions

Of vowels like water, consonants like rock

(While everybody kept discussing values

And the need for values), for words that would

Enter the silence and be there as a light.

So much coffee and so many cigarettes

Gone down the drain, gone up in smoke,

Just for the sake of getting something right

Once in a while, something that could stand

On its own flat feet to keep out windy time

And the worm, something that might simply be,

Not as the monument in the smoky rain

Grimly endures, but that would be

Only a moment's inviolable presence,

The moment before disaster, before the storm,

In its peculiar silence, an integer

Fixed in the middle of the fall of things,

Perfected and casual as to a child's eye

Soap bubbles are, and skipping stones.





Sponsor



Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!



||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.


Post your Analysis




Message

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!







Most common keywords

Lion & Honeycomb Analysis Howard Nemerov critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Lion & Honeycomb Analysis Howard Nemerov Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Lion & Honeycomb Analysis Howard Nemerov itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help



Poetry 124
Poetry 61
Poetry 8
Poetry 3
Poetry 38
Poetry 59
Poetry 155
Poetry 79
Poetry 216
Poetry 73
Poetry 148
Poetry 154
Poetry 126
Poetry 41
Poetry 63
Poetry 111
Poetry 9
Poetry 13
Poetry 86
Poetry 164