Marianne Moore

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

Peter


Strong and slippery, built for the midnight grass-party confronted by four cats,
he sleeps his time away -- the detached first claw on his foreleg which corresponds
to the thumb, retracted to its tip; the small tuft of fronds
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  • Rookie Mary Woodward (6/11/2009 3:22:00 AM)

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