Marianne Moore: Poetry

August 13, 2010

“Efforts of Affection”

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Some Background Efforts:

“Jubal and Jabal”

King James Version, Genesis 4:19-21

19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle.
21 And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

“hay, sweet hay, which hath no fellow”

Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Kline, 1999

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 4, Scene 1

[The fairies have gathered as the scene begins]


(to BOTTOM) Come, sit thee down upon this flowery bed

While I thy amiable cheeks do coy,

And stick musk roses in thy sleek, smooth head,

And kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy. . . .

[The scene continues]


Or say, sweet love, what thou desirest to eat.


Truly, a peck of provender. I could munch your good dry oats. Methinks I have a great desire to a bottle of hay. Good hay, sweet hay, hath no fellow.

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