Marianne Moore Poems

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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.
Rosemary

Beauty and Beauty's son and rosemary -
Venus and Love, her son, to speak plainly -
born of the sea supposedly,
at Christmas each, in company,
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4.
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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5.
Nevertheless

you've seen a strawberry
that's had a struggle; yet
was, where the fragments met,
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6.
A Grave

Man looking into the sea,
taking the view from those who have as much right to it as
           you have to it yourself,
it is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing,
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7.
He Made This Screen

not of silver nor of coral,
but of weatherbeaten laurel.

Here, he introduced a sea
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8.
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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9.
No Swan So Fine

"No water so still as the
dead fountains of Versailles." No swan,
with swart blind look askance
and gondoliering legs, so fine
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10.
The Pangolin

Another armored animal–scale
lapping scale with spruce-cone regularity until they
form the uninterrupted central
tail row! This near artichoke with head and legs and
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