Marianne Moore

(November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972 / Kirkwood, Missouri)

Poems of Marianne Moore

1. A Grave 1/3/2003
2. An Octopus 4/15/2010
3. Baseball and Writing 1/20/2003
4. He "Digesteth Harde Yron" 1/20/2003
5. He Made This Screen 1/3/2003
6. His Shield 4/15/2010
7. Marriage 1/3/2003
8. Nevertheless 1/3/2003
9. No Swan So Fine 1/3/2003
10. Peter 1/3/2003
11. Poetry 1/3/2003
12. Rosemary 1/3/2003
13. Roses Only 4/15/2010
14. Silence 1/3/2003
15. Spenser's Island 1/3/2003
16. The Fish 4/15/2010
17. The Pangolin 1/3/2003
18. The Paper Nautilus 1/3/2003
19. The Past is the Present 1/3/2003
20. The Steeple-Jack 1/3/2003

Poetry

I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
this fiddle.
Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one
discovers in
it after all, a place for the genuine.
Hands that can grasp, eyes
that can dilate, hair that can rise
if it must, these things are important not because a

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