Marianne Moore: Poetry

May 15, 2020

Combat Cultural

Filed under: Poem Sources — by moore123 @ 7:21 pm

“I recall a documentary

Of Cossacks . . . .

. . . . . . . . . .

the prize bunnyhug

and platform piece of experts in the

trip-and-slug of wrestling in a rug.

. . . . . . . . . .

These battlers, dressed identically—

just-one-person—may, by seeming twins.

point a moral, should I confess:

we must cement the parts of any

objective symbol of sagesse.”

The New Yorker, June 6, 1959, p. 40.

Moore either attended or saw on television a performance of the Moiseyev Dance Company of Moscow which appeared in New York  during the 1958-59 season.

RARE 1958-59 Russian Moiseyev Ballet Dance Company from Moscow ...

One part of the performance is described in the lines above. The following URL is a video of that performance. Be sure to watch it to the end. If the format below does not work, paste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt3CPsY_K2k into your browser.

 

 

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