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Complete Poems by Marianne Moore
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Jun 24, 2016

bookshelves: poetry, to-reread

I read this collection back in 2004, and liked it at the time; I was also engaged enough and challenged enough by the poems to take 12 pages of handwritten notes on them, analyzing meanings (actually more than 12 pages --the last one breaks off in mid-sentence and a 13th page is missing, misplaced somehow.) I consider Moore a talented poetess. But when I purposed to write a retrospective review of it last night, I realized that, even with my notes and the book in front of me, I couldn't recall any of the poems; the impression they made didn't last. That's not necessarily any fault of Moore's as a writer; it's more likely my own deficiency as a poetry reader. But I realized that I'll have to reread this book sometime before I attempt to review it. So I'm writing this (relatively) short note to stand in the meantime, in lieu of a review.
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message 1: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Makes sense to me. :)


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Werner Thanks for the affirmation, Elyse! --Werner


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