Marianne Moore

Marianne Moore
Kirkwood, Missouri
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Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, in the manse of the Presbyterian church where her maternal grandfather, John Riddle Warner, served as pastor. She was the daughter of construction engineer and inventor John Milton Moore and his wife, Mary Warner. She grew up in her grandfather's household; her father having been committed to a mental hospital ...
Popular Poems
1.
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
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2.
Marriage
This institution,
perhaps one should say enterprise
out of respect for which
one says one need not change one's mind
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3.
Silence
My father used to say,
"Superior people never make long visits,
have to be shown Longfellow's grave
nor the glass flowers at Harvard.
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4.
Nevertheless
you've seen a strawberry
that's had a struggle; yet
was, where the fragments met,
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5.
Baseball And Writing
Fanaticism?No.Writing is exciting
and baseball is like writing.
You can never tell with either
how it will go
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
11 November 2014
Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
11 November 2014
Poetry, that is to say the poetic, is a primal necessity.
11 November 2014
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
11 November 2014
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.

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