“Appellate Jurisdiction” | Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
July 25, 2014
For pondering our appeals of all sorts.
Fragments of sin are a part of me. New brooms shall sweep clean the heart of me. Shall they? Shall they?
When this light life shall have passed away, God shall redeem me, a castaway. Shall He? Shall He?
About This Poem
“Appellate Jurisdiction” by Marianne Moore was published in the May 1915 issue of Poetry along with four other poems by Moore.
Marianne Moore was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, on November 15, 1887. Moore, a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, was the recipient of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. She died in New York City on February 5, 1972.