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Quotation by Marianne Moore
Though he is captive,
his mighty singing
says, satisfaction is a lowly
thing, how pure a thing is joy.
This is mortality,
this is eternity.
Marianne Moore (1887–1972), U.S. poet. What Are Years? (L. 22–27). . .
The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore. (1981) Penguin Books.
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