penelope’s new year’s gift to us

The Great And Powerful Penelope Trunk just gave her readers a New Year’s gift, and I’d like to pass it along to mine:

Because You Asked about the Line between Prose and Poetry

By Howard Nemerov

 Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle

That while you watched turned into pieces of snow

Riding a gradient invisible

From silver aslant to random, white, and show.


There came a moment that you couldn’t tell.

And then they clearly flew instead of fell.

Happy New Year.


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3 Responses to penelope’s new year’s gift to us

  1. nan says:

    Thanks! Happy new year to you too!

  2. alternational says:

    I believe this site has got some rattling wonderful information for everyone :D. “When you get a thing the way you want it, leave it alone.” by Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill.

    • Ian says:

      I’m glad you appreciate the blog! Though I’m not sure I’d agree with that statement of Churchill’s in every case. Many things, once gotten the way you want them, require maintenance and much loving care in order to stay that way.

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