As I became fascinated with the human-mind’s ability to make connections, draw upon ideas, memory, cognitions, and the endless capability of the human organs desire to survive, amidst the many experiences that we face in life. I wanted to share the following poem by the American poet Marianne Moore entitled: “The Mind is an Enchanting Thing” (Moore, 2005). I was especially drawn to Line 6 of the first stanza, with the poets ability to connect the nations of Germany, France and Italy in 4 words as follows: “Like Gieseking playing Scarlatti” (1944).
While the themes of the poem are connected to the above thoughts as well as human existence, the comparisons of human memory with birds such as the Dove, I appreciated the poetic craft of designing words to create wonders within the wonders of the human mind, the mind’s eye, thus; the enchantments of the mind, the stream of consciousness.
Dedications: I would like to especially dedicated these words / blog post to The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Mary’s Shrine for their beautiful Divine Mercy Sunday Services in English and Spanish, as well as their evening concert. That reiterates the artists/ writers/ composers ability to orchestrate, craft, and compose their very own masterpieces. Thank You so very much!
- Reference: Moore, Marianne. (2005). The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing. In M. Ferguson (Ed.), The Norton Anthology of Poetry. (pp. 1335-1336).
- Image 1 – Link Picture of Marianne Moore from the New York Times.
- Image 2 and 3 are screenshots from the Mary’ s Shrine Divine Mercy Concert.
- Helpful Link | Poem Analysis | “The Mind is an Enchanting Thing.”
Notes: This poem was actually written in 1944 and is shared from the anthology as per cited. All views and opinions are my own. Thank you for your readership.
With Love & Kindness! 🇺🇸