Howard Nemerov

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Nemerov, Howard

Last Updated: Aug-01-1993
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Chen, Irene
Aull, Felice

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Poem


This poem contemplates the fast pace of 20th century (modern) life, where people are described as "hastening through the world." Yet, despite their haste, people are, in another reality, "just sitting still" in a stream of time, leaving behind trails of the past. The physical perceptions of riding in a fast car evoke the abstract concepts of time and destiny.

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