Marianne Moore: Poetry

May 16, 2010

“What Are Years”: Sulpture “Are Years What” by Suvero

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“Are Years What”

Mark di Suvero, 1967. Painted Steel.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D. C.

This sculpture salutes Moore’s poem:

What Are Years?

What is our innocence,
what is our guilt? All are
naked, none is safe. And whence
is courage: the unanswered question,
the resolute doubt, -
dumbly calling, deafly listening-that
in misfortune, even death,
encourage others
and in it's defeat, stirs

the soul to be strong?

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