an old poet new


Marianne Moore. November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972
In celebration of National Poetry Month.

“Moore was a passionate reviser. Her poems appeared in little magazines in sometimes drastically different versions, and she continued to revise them for decades to come.”

http://www/thenation.com/article/less-is-moore

“The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.”

“There never was a war that was not inward.”

“… imaginary gardens with real toads in them …
… if you demand on one hand,
the raw material of poetry in
all its rawness and
that which is on the other hand
genuine, then you are interested in poetry.”

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