Riehlife Poem of the Day: Nemerov’s “Because You Asked about the Line Between Prose and Poetry”

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Because You Asked about the Line
Between Prose and Poetry

by Howard Nemerov
from “Sentences”

Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle
That while you watched turned to pieces of snow
Riding a gradient invisible
From silver aslant to random, white, and slow.

There came a moment that you couldn’t tell.
And then they clearly flew instead of fell.

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