Marianne Moore

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

Poems of Marianne Moore

1. A Grave 1/3/2003
2. An Octopus 4/15/2010
3. Baseball and Writing 1/20/2003
4. He "Digesteth Harde Yron" 1/20/2003
5. He Made This Screen 1/3/2003
6. His Shield 4/15/2010
7. Marriage 1/3/2003
8. Nevertheless 1/3/2003
9. No Swan So Fine 1/3/2003
10. Peter 1/3/2003
11. Poetry 1/3/2003
12. Rosemary 1/3/2003
13. Roses Only 4/15/2010
14. Silence 1/3/2003
15. Spenser's Island 1/3/2003
16. The Fish 4/15/2010
17. The Pangolin 1/3/2003
18. The Paper Nautilus 1/3/2003
19. The Past is the Present 1/3/2003
20. The Steeple-Jack 1/3/2003

The Paper Nautilus

For authorities whose hopes
are shaped by mercenaries?
Writers entrapped by
teatime fame and by
commuters' comforts? Not for these
the paper nautilus
constructs her thin glass shell.

Giving her perishable

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