Marianne Moore

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

He Made This Screen

Poem by Marianne Moore

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

Here, he introduced a sea
uniform like tapestry;

here, a fig-tree; there, a face;
there, a dragon circling space --

designating here, a bower;
there, a pointed passion-flower.

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  • Kelton Hoffman (3/6/2020 1:08:00 PM)

    I dont like it. it make no sence duh(Report)Reply

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  • Michelle FreemanMichelle Freeman (11/25/2011 7:03:00 AM)

    Beautiful, especially this part '...designating here, a bower;
    there, a pointed passion-flower...'(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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