Elizabeth Bishop

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

Chemin De Fer


Alone on the railroad track
I walked with pounding heart.
The ties were too close together
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  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (3/9/2014 3:04:00 AM)

    The hermit shot off his shot-gun
    and the tree by his cabin shook.
    Over the pond went a ripple
    The pet hen went chook-chook (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 674 Points Giorgio Veneto (8/31/2012 10:27:00 AM)

    A smart, elegant poem with bold expression.
    I expect a friend to read it, too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (1/22/2008 9:35:00 PM)

    I think this poem is gorgeous. It's marked as one of my favorite. And I'm just a bit in awe/love with the author. (Report) Reply

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