Elizabeth Bishop

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

Elizabeth Bishop Poems

41. Lullaby For the Cat 1/3/2003
42. Love Lies Sleeping 1/13/2003
43. Little Exercise 1/13/2003
44. Lines Written In The Fannie Farmer Cookbook 1/13/2003
45. Letter To N.Y. 1/13/2003
46. Large Bad Picture 1/3/2003
47. Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore 1/3/2003
48. Intimate, Low-voiced, Delicate Things 11/13/2013
49. Insomnia 1/3/2003
50. In the Waiting Room 1/3/2003
51. I Am in Need of Music 1/3/2003
52. Giant Toad 1/13/2003
53. Giant Snail 1/13/2003
54. Florida 1/13/2003
55. Five Flights Up 1/3/2003
56. First Death In Nova Scotia 1/3/2003
57. Filling Station 1/3/2003
58. Exchanging Hats 1/13/2003
59. Conversation 1/13/2003
60. Cirque D'Hiver 1/13/2003

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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