Marianne Moore

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

Poetry - Poem by Marianne Moore

I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
this fiddle.
Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one
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Comments about Poetry by Marianne Moore

  • Damion Hamilton (2/26/2018 7:51:00 PM)


    pretty much sums up what poetry is. Salute (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/26/2018 5:25:00 PM)


    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. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/26/2018 2:17:00 PM)


    Quest of something! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (2/26/2018 8:25:00 AM)


    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 (2/26/2018 4:41:00 AM)


    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 (2/26/2018 3:25:00 AM)


    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 (2/26/2018 3:19:00 AM)


    Poetry is a genuine expression of what the poet sees and feels about the things he understand. Great insightful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (2/26/2018 3:09:00 AM)


    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 (2/26/2018 1:33:00 AM)


    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 (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/26/2018 1:26:00 AM)


    Such a profound poem by Marianne Moore👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (2/26/2018 1:16:00 AM)


    I am mesmerized by this Classic One. Congratulations on being chosen as Classic Poem Of The Day to the descents of Marianne Moore.10 and much much more! (Report) Reply

  • Practicing Poetess (2/26/2018 12:44:00 AM)


    I hope that, if I'm not already a Literalist of the Imagination who can present Imaginary Gardens with real toads in them, that at least I'm well on my way to becoming one! (Report) Reply

  • Cheryl Tutaan (2/26/2018 12:40:00 AM)


    the raw material of poetry in
    all its rawness and
    that which is on the other hand
    genuine, you are interested in poetry.

    genuinely expressed. thank you for sharing this with us...
    (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (6/30/2017 1:58:00 AM)


    Poets and their writing nicely defined according to their real value and merits. Thanks, Marianne.
    we.... do not admire what.... we cannot understand:
    by half poets, the.... result is not poetry,
    nor till the poets among us can be
    'literalists of.... the imagination'.... above insolence and triviality
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  • (5/7/2016 11:49:00 PM)


    Wow. Yes, I am
    interested in poetry.
    Thank you
    42316Marianne Moore.
    (Report) Reply

  • Paulos Ioannou (2/18/2016 8:20:00 PM)


    Very touching, indeed (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2008 8:32:00 AM)


    I think this poem is saying realize that you will not always understand the poet or the stanzas but that there is a true sparkle behind both of them. (Report) Reply

  • (7/24/2006 1:25:00 PM)


    This poem is extremely moving to those who see poetry as a way of life; something ethereal and genuine, one of the same (Report) Reply



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