Nor was he insincere in saying, "Make my house your inn." Inns are not residences.
Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)
Source: Silence, 1935
Contributed by: Zaady
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 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
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
I, too, dislike it. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it, after all, a place for the genuine.
Source: Poetry, 1935; revised 1967
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