Treasure Island

Elizabeth Bishop

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

Poems of Elizabeth Bishop

61. The Monument 1/3/2003
62. The Moose 1/3/2003
63. The Shampoo 1/3/2003
64. The Unbeliever 1/3/2003
65. The Weed 1/3/2003
66. To Be Written on the Mirror in Whitewash 1/3/2003
67. Trouvée 1/3/2003
68. View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress 1/3/2003
69. Visits to St Elizabeths 1/3/2003
70. While Someone Telephones 1/3/2003

Questions of Travel

There are too many waterfalls here; the crowded streams
hurry too rapidly down to the sea,
and the pressure of so many clouds on the mountaintops
makes them spill over the sides in soft slow-motion,
turning to waterfalls under our very eyes.
--For if those streaks, those mile-long, shiny, tearstains,
aren't waterfalls yet,
in a quick age or so, as ages go here,
they probably will be.

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