In a sense.
In no sense!

Was that it?
Was that it?
Was that it?

That was it.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Howard Nemerov's poem A Life


  1. Fred G. Glosterman says:

    I quite like the poem in this version,( as I incorrectly thought it was) : Innocence, in a sense is no sense. Is that all? IS that all? Is THAT all?Is that ALL? That’s all.

  2. tammy says:

    i love it. i thought my innocents was lost untill i read this. it was AWSOME!

  3. sylvia says:

    i adore this poem. it is amazing just the way it is . . .

  4. SCH says:

    I always thought the poem should go like this:
    Innocence in a sense
    In no sense innocence.

    Now that would be it.

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