Quotation by Marianne Moore

Unignorant,
modest and unemotional, and all emotion,
he has everlasting vigor,
power to grow,
though there are few creatures who can make one
breathe faster and make one erecter.
Marianne Moore (1887–1972), U.S. poet. The Pangolin (l. 83–88). . .

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