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The Powers of Heaven and Earth free pdf Among the papers of the late John Frederick Nims was a group of poems selected by the poet from his more than sixty-year career. The Powers of Heaven and Earth presents that choice verse - generous portions from eight superb collections Nims published between 1947 and 1990. In addition, this incomparably rich volume includes thirty new poems published during Nims's last decade. From first to last there is no falling off. Nims's irrepressible joy in his work constantly illuminates the verse collected here, joining together a lifetime of keen observation with speculation on the nature of eternity. Our gaudy years in Italy! In between Those years and now, some thirty, I'm back today. Eye, stride (and finger in guidebook) still as keen - Only, rebuffed by barriers. Ma perche? Brancacci Chapel? The Borromini dream, Our shiver of pleasure? San Clemente's floor? All? Chiuso per restauro against the door, Giving us pause. Odds are, I'll never see That span again. If on Liguria's shore I lie, Qui dorme in pace's not for me, Stones with le ossa...or tristis spoglie...or Any such dismal lingo of the lost. Mine, Chiuso per restauro. With fingers crossed. - "Closed for Restoration"

About John Frederick Nims

John Frederick Nims (1913-1999) was the author of eight collections of poetry and translator of several books of verse, most recently The Complete Poems of Michelangelo. Long affiliated with the magazine Poetry, he was its editor from 1978 to 1984. He received numerous honors for his work, including the O.B. Hardison Award.

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Author : John Frederick Nims
Publisher : Louisiana State University Press
Data Published : 01 October 2002
ISBN : 0807128260
EAN : 9780807128268
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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