He Made This Screen

Marianne Moore

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not of silver nor of coral,
but of weatherbeaten laurel.

here, he introduced a sea
uniform like tapestry;

here, a fig-tree; there, a face;
there, a dragon circling space --

designating here, a bower;
there, a pointed passion-flower.

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  • L.M

    Just came across this poem while doing some homework and I couldn't help but be drawn in by its imagery. It such a vivid creation, making me feel as if I'm looking at a beautiful tapestry full of colors and patterns. The mix of nature and fantastical elements really gives it a unique charm. It's kind of refreshing to find poetry like this!