Who is Marianne Moore

Marianne Craig Moore (November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972) was an American modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. Her poetry is noted for formal innovation, precise diction, irony, and wit.

Early life Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, in the manse of the Presbyterian church where her maternal grandfather, John Riddle Warner, served as pastor. Her father, John Milton Moore, a mechanical engineer and inventor, suffered a psychotic episode, as a consequence of which her parents separated before she was born; Moore never met him. She and her elder brother, John Warner Moore, were reared by their mother, Mary Warner Moore. The family wrote voluminous letters to one another throughout their lives, often addressing each other by playful nicknames a...
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Marianne Moore Poems

  • The Pangolin
    Another armored animalâ??scale
    lapping scale with spruce-cone regularity until they
    form the uninterrupted central
    tail row! This near artichoke with head and legs and ...
  • What Are Years
    What is our innocence,
    what is our guilt? All are
    naked, none is safe. And whence
    is courage: the unanswered question, ...
  • The Steeple-jack
    Dürer would have seen a reason for living
    in a town like this, with eight stranded whales
    to look at; with the sweet sea air coming into your house
    on a fine day, from water etched ...
  • Rosemary
    Beauty and Beauty's son and rosemary -
    Venus and Love, her son, to speak plainly -
    born of the sea supposedly,
    at Christmas each, in company, ...
  • Baseball And Writing
    Fanaticism?No.Writing is exciting
    and baseball is like writing.
    You can never tell with either
    how it will go ...
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Sea 11 Tree 8 Water 6 Life 6 Blue 6 Away 5 Sun 5 Fish 5 Long 5 White 5

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  • Gatheringflavor: "o to be a dragon . . . of silkworm size or immense . . ."—marianne moore, "o to be a dragon" dragon whelp art by amy weber
  • Nicoscosc: "i, too, dislike it. reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it, after all, a place for the genuine." ― marianne moore, "poetry"
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Thomas Moore Poem
Lay His Sword By His Side
 by Thomas Moore

Lay his sword by his side -- it hath served him too well
Not to rest near his pillow below;
To the last moment true, from his hand ere it fell,
Its point was still turn'd to a flying foe.
Fellow-labourers in life, let them slumber in death,
Side by side, as becomes the reposing brave --
That sword which he loved still unbroke in its sheath,
And himself unsubdued in his grave.

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