The Memoir’s Splendor

The Memoir’s Splendor

A Poem by Margaret Anne Mary Moore

After Mary Oliver’s “The Summer Day”


After Mary Oliver’s “The Summer Day” 

Who designed the book? Who invented the craft of the memoir? 

The memoir-the one recounting a certain season of the writer’s life,

the one following a specific narrative arc and aiming to help people. 

Now it depicts moments filled with joy, laughter, and wonder. 

Now it delves deeply into the obstacles she’s overcome. 

I don’t exactly know what “good writing” is,

but I do know how to texture my prose and invite readers 

to imagine themselves encountering thought processes, 

emotions, and sensations mirroring those experienced by my narrator 

while navigating her challenging yet splendiferous life. 

© 2023 Margaret Anne Mary Moore

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Added on August 29, 2023
Last Updated on August 29, 2023
Tags: writing craft, memoir, The Memoir's Splendor, writing, Margaret Anne Mary Moore, Bold Brave and Breathless, Mary Oliver, Mary Oliver The Summer Day


Margaret Anne Mary Moore
Margaret Anne Mary Moore

Margaret Anne Mary Moore is a summer 2022 graduate of Fairfield University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, where she earned a degree in creative nonfiction and poetry. She is .. more..