Elizabeth Bishop

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Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short-story writer. She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1956 and a National Book Award Winner for Poetry in 1970. Elizabeth Bishop House is an artists' retreat in Great Village, Nova Scotia dedicated to her memory. She is considered one of the most im ...
Popular Poems
1.
I Am In Need Of Music
I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips,
With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow.
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2.
One Art
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster,
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3.
The Fish
I caught a tremendous fish
and held him beside the boat
half out of water, with my hook
fast in a corner of his mouth.
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4.
A Miracle For Breakfast
At six o'clock we were waiting for coffee,
waiting for coffee and the charitable crumb
that was going to be served from a certain balcony
--like kings of old, or like a miracle.
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5.
Sestina
September rain falls on the house.
In the failing light, the old grandmother
sits in the kitchen with the child
beside the Little Marvel Stove,
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
All my life I have lived and behaved very much like [the] sandpiper—just running down the edges of different countries and continents, "looking for something" ... having spent most of my life timorously seeking for subsistence along the coastlines of the world.
28 April 2016
“If after I read a poem the world looks like that poem for 24 hours or so Im sure its a good one—and the same goes for paintings. ”
28 April 2016
“Close, close all night the lovers keep. They turn together in their sleep, Close as two pages in a book that read each other in the dark. Each knows all the other knows, learned by heart from head to toes.”
28 April 2016
“Oh, must we dream our dreams and have them, too?”
28 April 2016
“I was made at right angles to the world and I see it so. I can only see it so.”

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Paul Amrod 29 November 2020
The poetry of this poetes is are gorgeous as the morning dew and inherent to the tradition of excellent poets born in Massachusetts.
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Lyzbeth 11 September 2020
I was wondering if Elizabeth Bishop had a middle name...nobody seems to know?
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 February 2019
Elizabeth Bishop indelible name in the WORLD LITERATURE
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jimmy 26 November 2018
LOVED IT! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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AJ KIRKPATRICK 12 November 2018
I LOVE HER POEMS! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Roxanne Herrera 11 June 2018
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justin 16 March 2018
does anyone know which poems are from her book Geographies III
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Mona kashyap 11 January 2018
Translate in Hindi manners poem written by Elizabeth bishop
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Sofia Kioroglou 21 September 2015
Her poetry is unparalleled! I love all her works!
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S B 06 May 2014
Though she is not as famous, she is a great poet in my perspective.
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Tim Martin 23 August 2009
Argh! Webmasters! ...please get that 'a' out of the last line of 'One Art' (right before 'disaster') . Incorrect, and ruins the poem!
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James Mcgrath 27 July 2009
I personally love Bishop's work and find it hard to believe that others find it difficult to comprehend. She paints such a clear picture, creating the a link between herself and the reader. This is evident through her intense eye for detail. She is truly a wonderful poet of our time.
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Lisa Bray 24 April 2009
my moms grandparents was named bishop?
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Brianna Sungenis 27 March 2007
The poem Conversation is short but is very confusing and I don't think she really explains the meaning to the reader.
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Linda Corrales 24 October 2005
I do not like her poem the fish. It is getting on my nerves because we have to write a paper on it and I am struggling.
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