Quotation by Howard Moss

Grown onto every inch of plate, except
Where the hinges let it move, were living things,
Barnacles, mussels, water weeds—and one
Blue bit of polished glass, glued there by time:
The origins of art.
Howard Moss (b. 1922), U.S. poet. Water Island (l. 16–20). . .

Contemporary American Poets, The; American Poetry since 1940. Mary Strand, ed. (1969) World Publishing Company.
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