Marianne Moore
Kirkwood, Missouri
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Poetry

Rating: 3.3
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
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Harindhar Reddy 27 March 2020
Hmm poetry is its best when some like you write. Awesome
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Damion Hamilton 26 February 2018
pretty much sums up what poetry is. Salute
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Susan Williams 26 February 2018
Could be titled How To Know You Are A Poet or An Intelligent Reader of Poems. She seems to have a long-ranging imagination and a never-ending paint box of words.
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Edward Kofi Louis 26 February 2018
Quest of something! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 26 February 2018
if you demand on the one hand, the raw material of poetry in all its rawness and that which is on the other hand genuine, you are interested in poetry. Lovely poem shared. Thanks poet.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 February 2018
the raw material of poetry in all its rawness and that which is on the other hand genuine, you are interested in poetry.............insightful expression. It is a great poem of Marianne Moore.
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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 26 February 2018
school-books'; all these phenomena are important. One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, A beautiful and brilliant poem with an honest appraisal of poets and poetry. What we like and what we dislike...........A distinction has to be made! Great poem by Marianne Moore
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Nudershada Cabanes 26 February 2018
Poetry is a genuine expression of what the poet sees and feels about the things he understand. Great insightful poem.
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Haoran T 26 February 2018
In the meantime, if you demand on the one hand, the raw material of poetry in all its rawness and that which is on the other hand genuine, you are interested in poetry. Such profound meaning it conceives!
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Paul Brookes 26 February 2018
truly brilliant write vivid imagery which into today's world of sound bites would be classed as cliche Art sometimes transends age and this is for me an evergreen poem of the best kind
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