Continuing our series of poetry recommendations - this time it's something you might not have come across and is what you might call a one-hit wonder. I have the Selected poems by John Frederick Nims, but really bought the book for just one poem. It's called Love poem - and who doesn't like a good love poem? If you're at all clumsy, as I am, you'll really appreciate this. It starts
My clumsiest dear, whose hands shipwreck vases,
At whose quick touch all glasses chip and ring
This is a man who clearly loves his clumsy lover, and it's hard to think that she was imaginary, but I haven't been able to find out if Nims dedicated this poem to anyone in particular.
John Ferderick Nims was an American poet who published several collections of his own poems, together with a number of transaltions. You canfind the full text of Love poem, and several other poems by Nims, here.