The mind is an enchanting thing is an enchanted thing, like the glaze on a katydid-wing subdivided by sun till the nettings are legion.
Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)
Source: The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing, 1944, st 1
Contributed by: Zaady
Nor was he insincere in saying, "Make my house your inn." Inns are not residences.
Source: Silence, 1935
O to be a dragon, a symbol of the power of Heaven-of silk-worm size or immense; at times invisible. Felicitous phenomenon!
Source: O To Be a Dragon, 1959
Omissions are not accidents.
Source: Complete Poems, 1967
Of the crow-blue mussel shells, one keeps adjusting the ash heaps; opening and shutting itself like an injured fan.
Source: The Fish, 1935, sr. I,.
There is a great amount of poetry in unconscious fastidiousness.
Source: Critics and Connoisseurs, 1935
The power of the visible is the invisable.
Source: He "Digesteth Harde Yron," 1941, st. 8
Among animals, one has a sense of humor. Humor saves a few steps, it saves years.
Source: The Pangolin, 1941, st. 8
"The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint."
We don't like flowers that do not wilt; they must die, and nine she-camel hairs aid memory.
Source: The Sycamore, 1956, st. 2
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