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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Top 10 most used topics by Marianne Moore

Sea 11 Tree 8 Water 6 Life 6 Blue 6 Away 5 Sun 5 Fish 5 Long 5 White 5


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  • Thebaldvegan: "if we can't be cordial to these creatures' fleece, i think that we deserve to freeze." ― marianne moore
  • Anjihanzel: from the fish, marianne moore✨
  • Rb2225: god is faithful. you will never invest more in him than he will in you." - beth moore "the spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love." - marianne williamson
  • Adam_sung: “the pulse of intention does not move so that one can see it, and moral machinery is not labelled, but the future of time is determined by the power of volition.” ― marianne moore
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Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!

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