at sea

A Jelly-Fish

- Marianne Moore


Visible, invisible,
a fluctuating charm
an amber-tinctured amethyst
inhabits it, your arm
approaches and it opens
and it closes; you had meant
to catch it and it quivers;
you abandon your attempt.
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Posts from This Journal by “poetry” Tag

  • poem: Sonnet 75

    - William Shakespeare So are you to my thoughts as food to life, Or as sweet-season'd showers are to the ground; And for the peace of you I…

  • poem: The soul has bandaged moments

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  • poem: Archy Interviews a Pharaoh

    -Don Marquis From “archy and mehitabel,” 1927 boss i went and interviewed the mummy of the egyptian pharaoh in the metropolitan museum…