What Are Years? by Marianne Moore

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I’ve read this poem quite a few times. I still don’t completely understand it but I do like this poem. I think what’s great about this particular poem is the fact that it has not left my mind since the first time I read it. I have read it again and again. There is something about the first lines “What is our innocence, what is our guilt? All are naked, none are safe.” Within those lines my attention was caught and I just knew that this was going to be a very interesting poem. I also like the last line “This is mortality, this is eternity.” It has this lasting, lingering quality that makes what you’ve just read stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it. Something in the way Moore wrote this poem really got under my skin and made me take a deeper look at what this poem trully means. I think what Moore is really talking about is satisfaction with the life you're living. Thre is no prefection in life, but if you can be happy with who you are as a person you will find joy.
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