Quotation by Marianne Moore

The monkeys winked too much and were afraid of snakes. The zebras,
supreme in their abnormality; the elephants with their fog-colored skin
and strictly practical appendages
Marianne Moore (1887–1972), U.S. poet. The Monkeys (l. 1–3). . .

The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore. (1981) Penguin Books.
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