Quotation by John Frederick Nims

The refugee uncertain at the door
You make at home; deftly you steady
The drunk clambering on his undulant floor.
John Frederick Nims (b. 1913), U.S. poet. My clumsiest dear, whose hands shipwreck vases (l. 6–8). . .

How Does a Poem Mean? John Ciardi and Miller Williams, eds. (2d ed., 1975) Houghton Mifflin Company.
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