Saturday, April 4, 2009

Poetry Quote of the Day: Marianne Moore

One must make
a distinction
however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the
result is not poetry,
nor till the poets among us can be
"literalists of
the imagination"--above
insolence and triviality and can present

for inspection, "imaginary gardens with real toads in them,"
shall we have

 ~Marianne Moore

This post is part of my Poetry Quote of the Day series for National Poetry Month.

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