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February 02, 2018


This is fascinating! And I am persuaded by your explanation of why th original is superior.

There are two more versions: 1) with a different spacing is in Complete Poems of Marianne Moore (The Macmillan Co/ The Viking Press [1967], 1981) and in the Academy of American Poets, which is a completely different text

Many thanks for your contribution, Ian.

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