Marianne Moore

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

Marianne Moore Poems

1. Appellate Jurisdiction 5/14/2015
2. The Mind is a wonderful Thing 7/6/2015
3. Nine Nectarines And Other Porcelain 2/11/2015
4. What Are Years 3/12/2015
5. To An Intra-Mural Rat 4/15/2010
6. His Shield 4/15/2010
7. An Octopus 4/15/2010
8. The Fish 4/15/2010
9. He "Digesteth Harde Yron" 1/20/2003
10. Roses Only 4/15/2010
11. Spenser's Ireland 1/3/2003
12. Peter 1/3/2003
13. The Paper Nautilus 1/3/2003
14. The Steeple-Jack 1/3/2003
15. No Swan So Fine 1/3/2003
16. The Pangolin 1/3/2003
17. To A Steam Roller 1/3/2003
18. The Past Is The Present 1/3/2003
19. Baseball And Writing 1/20/2003
20. He Made This Screen 1/3/2003
21. A Grave 1/3/2003
22. Nevertheless 1/3/2003
23. Silence 1/3/2003
24. Rosemary 1/3/2003
25. Marriage 1/3/2003
26. Poetry 1/3/2003

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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

high-sounding interpretation can be put upon them but because
they are
useful. When they become so derivative as to become
the same thing may be said for all of us, that we
do not admire what
we cannot understand: the ...

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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
grit-equipped gizzard,
the night miniature artist engineer is,
yes, Leonardo da Vinci’s replica–
impressive animal and toiler of whom we seldom hear.
Armor seems extra. But for him,

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