Elizabeth Bishop

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

Arrival At Santos


Here is a coast; here is a harbor;
here, after a meager diet of horizon, is some scenery:
impractically shaped and--who knows?--self-pitying mountains,
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  • * Sunprincess * (3/19/2014 9:29:00 AM)

    ....enjoyed this stanza
    Finish your breakfast. The tender is coming,
    a strange and ancient craft, flying a strange and brilliant rag.
    So that's the flag. I never saw it before.
    I somehow never thought of there being a flag, (Report) Reply

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