DPF / Moore

More on silence. Or, “Moore” on silence. No Marianne Moore yet?! Fathers and daughters: here’s a quote from her father, below. More/Moore here:
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/silence-2

from Silence / by Marianne Moore b. 1887

“The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
not in silence, but restraint.”

DPF / Kumin

Mothers and daughters. Thank you for all you leave behind for us.  Today, visiting with Mother? And, Anne, who always needed you.

from Where I Live / by Maxine Kumin

Violets,

landlocked seas I swim in.
I used to pick bouquets

for her, framed them
with leaves. Schmutzige

she said, holding me close
to scrub my streaky face.