Day 14/30 - what are years?
Roses, they wilt so quickly! What are days?! Today I wish to introduce the poetry of Marianne Moore. Marianne who? The thing with poetry is that it is full of men! Don't get me wrong, I love men, but why are the women in poetry still often seen as minor figures? Because they are not obstinate enough? Because they are not difficult? Because they are not "intellectual" or "political" but "domestic"? Because they are not... Or only when they are sarcastic and philandering - like bad stereotypes of men - or else, "neurotic" as one expects of women. Rant over. Marianne Moore (1887-1972) was a poet's poet: worshipped for her innovation, intelligence, rigor. Her poetry is tough yet intricate. Her personal life was uncontroversial. She was friends with contemporaries Wallace Steven (insurance executive in the day) and Ezra Pound. She detested and spoke against the fascism he was drawn to, and was also vocal in the suffrage movement. She was a