Of the crow-blue mussel shells, one keeps adjusting the ash heaps; opening and shutting itself like an injured fan.
Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)
Source: The Fish, 1935, sr. I,.
Contributed by: Zaady
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 sweet air coming into your house on a fine day, from water etched with waves as formal as the scales on a fish.
Source: The Steeple-Jack, 1935, st. 1
They say there is a sweeter air where it was made, than we have here.
Source: A Carriage from Sweden, 1944
I wonder what Adam and Eve think of it by this time.
Source: Marriage, 1935
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.
Source: The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing, 1944, st 1
The prey of fear, he, always curtailed, extinguished, thwarted by the dusk, work partly done, says to the alternating blaze, "Again the sun! anew each day; and new and new and new, that comes into and steadies my soul."
Source: The Pangolin, 1941, st 9
Excess is the common substitute for energy.
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