Selected Poems

John Frederick Nims

Selected Poems
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John Frederick Nims

168 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1982
Paper $14.00 ISBN: 9780226581187 Published March 1982
Selected Poems represents the best of John Frederick Nims's widely aclaimed work over the past thirty years. Selections are from Five Young American Poets, Third Series (1944), The Iron Pastoral (1947), A Fountain in Kentucky (1950), Knowledge of the Evening (1960), and Of Flesh and Bone (1967) and emcompasses the full range of one of contemporary America's foremost poets.
Contents
Preface: On Growth and Form
Five Young American Poets (1944)
Dollar Bill
Penny Arcade
Magazine Stand
The Genuine Ellis
New Year's Eve
Madrigal in Time of War
Parting: 1940
The Iron Pastoral (1947)
Christmas Tree
Trainwrecked Soldiers
Airport: In Fog
Midwest
Foto-Sonnets
Provincetown
Cape Cod
Waterfront Cafe
Stunted Fir
Return
Aftersong
A Fountain in Kentucky (1950)
The Masque of Blackness
City Dawn
The Indolent Day
A Quiet Night
Watcher Go Deftly
First Date
Japanese Prints
The Weeds
Incident
Winter in the Park
Vicarage Blues
Two Cretan Views
Fairy Tale for Marion
Portrait
The Child
"Human Kind Cannot Bear Very Much Reality"
Christmas
Adam's Ballad
Knowledge of the Evening (1960)
The Lover
Old River Road
The Young Ionia
Decline and Fall
Polonaise
The Evergreen
Parallax at Djebel-Muta
Etruscan Tomb
Roman Letter
Florence
Reflections in Venice
A Frieze of Cupids
Originated in a Chorus of Satyrs
Ancient of Days
And a Fortune in Olive Oil
Affair at the Fork
Calliope to Clio
Agamemnon before Troy
Ishtar
A Pretty Device of the Fathers
Natione Non Moribus
The Mirror
The Necromancers
The Academy Disporting
The Caveman on the Train
Spanish Ballad
Isaiah's Coal
De Fide
Last Judgment
The Ivy and the Rune
Conclusion
Of Flesh and Bone (1967)
Few Things to Say
Bikini
Cape Ann
The Girl
At Dawn
Days of Our Years
Years Later
Anacreon's Answer
Love and Death
With Fingering Hand
Conceit
Rhetoric
Mathematics
Folk Song
Protestation
Parting
Gospel
Contemplation
On Lighting Her Cigarette
Love
Nature Lover
Blind Joy
Vision
Memento
Embroidery at Bayeux
Transplant
View from Moon
Minotaur
Philosopher
Pastoral
Avant-Garde
Visiting Poet
Prizes, Etc.
Epitaph for a Poet
Epitaph for a Light Lady
Another
In Dark of Night
People on Bus
Sophomore
On the One Theme Still
Ghost
The Visit
Lovers
Perfect Rhyme
Acknowledgments
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