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.
Nevertheless

you've seen a strawberry
that's had a struggle; yet
was, where the fragments met,
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3.
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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4.
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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5.
He Made This Screen

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

Here, he introduced a sea
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6.
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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7.
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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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.
The Steeple-Jack

Dürer would have seen a reason for living
in a town like this, with eight stranded whales
to look at; with the sweet sea air coming into your house
on a fine day, from water etched
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10.
To A Steam Roller

The illustration
is nothing to you without the application.
You lack half wit. You crush all the particles down
into close conformity, and then walk back and forth on them.
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