Marianne Moore

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

Marianne Moore Poems

1. Appellate Jurisdiction 5/14/2015
2. Nine Nectarines And Other Porcelain 2/11/2015
3. What Are Years 3/12/2015
4. To An Intra-Mural Rat 4/15/2010
5. His Shield 4/15/2010
6. Roses Only 4/15/2010
7. An Octopus 4/15/2010
8. The Fish 4/15/2010
9. He "Digesteth Harde Yron" 1/20/2003
10. Spenser's Ireland 1/3/2003
11. Peter 1/3/2003
12. The Paper Nautilus 1/3/2003
13. The Steeple-Jack 1/3/2003
14. No Swan So Fine 1/3/2003
15. Nevertheless 1/3/2003
16. He Made This Screen 1/3/2003
17. The Pangolin 1/3/2003
18. The Past Is The Present 1/3/2003
19. To A Steam Roller 1/3/2003
20. Rosemary 1/3/2003
21. Baseball And Writing 1/20/2003
22. Marriage 1/3/2003
23. A Grave 1/3/2003
24. Silence 1/3/2003
25. Poetry 1/3/2003
Best Poem of 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
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
useful. When they become so derivative as to become
the same thing may be said for all of us, that we
do not admire what
we cannot understand: the ...

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No Swan So Fine

"No water so still as the
dead fountains of Versailles." No swan,
with swart blind look askance
and gondoliering legs, so fine
as the chinz china one with fawn-
brown eyes and toothed gold
collar on to show whose bird it was.

Lodged in the Louis Fifteenth

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