Marianne Moore
Kirkwood, Missouri

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.
Nevertheless
you've seen a strawberry
that's had a struggle; yet
was, where the fragments met,
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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.
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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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.
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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8.
He Made This Screen
not of silver nor of coral,
but of weatherbeaten laurel.

Here, he introduced a sea
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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 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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