Elizabeth Bishop

(8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts)

Elizabeth Bishop Poems

1. Faustina, or Rock Roses 4/24/2015
2. Crusoe in England 12/11/2015
3. Suicide Of A Moderate Dictator 2/7/2012
4. Intimate, Low-Voiced, Delicate Things 11/13/2013
5. Manuelzinho 1/1/2004
6. Strayed Crab 1/3/2003
7. Songs For A Colored Singer 1/3/2003
8. Squatter's Children 1/3/2003
9. Sonnet (1979) 1/13/2003
10. Trouvée 1/3/2003
11. Little Exercise 1/13/2003
12. North Haven 1/3/2003
13. Lines Written In The Fannie Farmer Cookbook 1/13/2003
14. Sonnet (1928) 1/13/2003
15. Roosters 1/3/2003
16. To Be Written On The Mirror In Whitewash 1/3/2003
17. Song For The Rainy Season 1/3/2003
18. The Colder The Air 1/13/2003
19. Giant Snail 1/13/2003
20. The Armadillo 1/3/2003
21. Sonnet 1/3/2003
22. The Burglar Of Babylon 1/13/2003
23. Large Bad Picture 1/3/2003
24. O Breath 1/3/2003
25. Visits To St Elizabeths 1/3/2003
26. View Of The Capitol From The Library Of Congress 1/3/2003
27. Sleeping On The Ceiling 1/3/2003
28. The Bight 1/3/2003
29. Lullaby For The Cat 1/3/2003
30. The Imaginary Iceberg 1/13/2003
31. While Someone Telephones 1/3/2003
32. Rain Towards Morning 1/3/2003
33. Seascape 1/3/2003
34. The Shampoo 1/3/2003
35. Giant Toad 1/13/2003
36. Casabianca 1/3/2003
37. The Weed 1/3/2003
38. Poem 1/3/2003
39. The Man-Moth 1/3/2003
40. The Unbeliever 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Elizabeth Bishop

One Art

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster,

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ...

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Strayed Crab

This is not my home. How did I get so far from water? It must
be over that way somewhere.
I am the color of wine, of tinta. The inside of my powerful
right claw is saffron-yellow. See, I see it now; I wave it like a
flag. I am dapper and elegant; I move with great precision,
cleverly managing all my smaller yellow claws. I believe in the
oblique, the indirect approach, and I keep my feelings to myself.
But on this strange, smooth surface I am making too much
noise. I wasn't meant

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