Elizabeth Bishop

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

A Prodigal - Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

The brown enormous odor he lived by
was too close, with its breathing and thick hair,
for him to judge. The floor was rotten; the sty
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Comments about A Prodigal by Elizabeth Bishop

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (12/18/2015 2:23:00 PM)

    Finding light in the most shadowy life- a pig farmer. Extraordinary insight and wisdom to be able to discover such beauty in unlikely places and unassuming souls (Report) Reply

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  • Michael Morgan (8/9/2013 10:06:00 PM)

    A great self-portrait (Report) Reply

  • Michael Morgan (8/9/2013 10:03:00 PM)

    one of the twentieth century's great voices (Report) Reply

  • Allan Lindsay (7/23/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    The thing is, the clunkedy lines work - and that's what counts (Report) Reply

  • A M Clark (2/7/2013 10:34:00 AM)

    Wonderful, vivid description, but clunkedy lines here and there... (Report) Reply

  • Niki Nicholas Nkuna Niki Nicholas Nkuna (7/6/2012 2:07:00 AM)

    Great story telling poet (Report) Reply








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