Howard Nemerov quotations

One-time US Poet Laureate, and a St. Louisan, late poet Howard Nemerov is one of my inspirations. Here are a few quotes attributed to him:”Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow’s speed.”

“Religion and science both profess peace (and the sincerity of the professors is not being doubted), but each always turns out to have a dominant part in any war that is going or contemplated.”

“The only way out is the way through, just as you cannot escape from death except by dying. Being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present – henceforth? – the subject to which you are condemned.”

“I’ve never read a political poem that’s accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.”

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