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. Marriage 11/26/2014
9. Nevertheless 1/3/2003
10. No Swan So Fine 1/3/2003
11. Peter 1/3/2003
12. Poetry 1/3/2003
13. Rosemary 1/3/2003
14. Roses Only 4/15/2010
15. Silence 1/3/2003
16. Spenser's Island 1/3/2003
17. The Fish 4/15/2010
18. The Pangolin 1/3/2003
19. The Paper Nautilus 1/3/2003
20. The Past is the Present 1/3/2003

Marriage

This institution,
perhaps one should say enterprise
out of respect for which
one says one need not change one's mind
about a thing one has believed in,
requiring public promises
of one's intention
to fulfill a private obligation:
I wonder what Adam and Eve

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