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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  • Brian Jani (5/5/2014 4:17:00 AM)

    Captivating (Report) Reply

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

    Beautiful, especially this part '...designating here, a bower;
    there, a pointed passion-flower...'
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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