04 June 2005

Marianne Moore

One sentence from "Nine Nectarines":
      Fuzzless through slender crescent leaves
           of green or blue or
           both, in the Chinese style, the four

      pairs’ half-moon leaf-mosaic turns
out to the sun the sprinkled blush
      of puce-American-Beauty pink
      applied to bees-wax gray by the
uninquiring brush
      of mercantile bookbinding.

It is possible for me to figure out what this might mean, but I don't feel a need to know.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you made that comment. I can unwrinkle my brow then and jsut feel the sound.

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