Elizabeth Bishop

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

Elizabeth Bishop Poems

1. Faustina, or Rock Roses 4/24/2015
2. Crusoe in England 12/11/2015
3. Suicide Of A Moderate Dictator 2/7/2012
4. Intimate, Low-Voiced, Delicate Things 11/13/2013
5. Manuelzinho 1/1/2004
6. Little Exercise 1/13/2003
7. Squatter's Children 1/3/2003
8. Strayed Crab 1/3/2003
9. Trouvée 1/3/2003
10. Songs For A Colored Singer 1/3/2003
11. Lines Written In The Fannie Farmer Cookbook 1/13/2003
12. View Of The Capitol From The Library Of Congress 1/3/2003
13. Sonnet (1979) 1/13/2003
14. Sonnet (1928) 1/13/2003
15. North Haven 1/3/2003
16. Sonnet 1/3/2003
17. Large Bad Picture 1/3/2003
18. O Breath 1/3/2003
19. Roosters 1/3/2003
20. Rain Towards Morning 1/3/2003
21. The Burglar Of Babylon 1/13/2003
22. Song For The Rainy Season 1/3/2003
23. Visits To St Elizabeths 1/3/2003
24. Giant Snail 1/13/2003
25. Invitation To Miss Marianne Moore 1/3/2003
26. The Bight 1/3/2003
27. While Someone Telephones 1/3/2003
28. The Shampoo 1/3/2003
29. The Imaginary Iceberg 1/13/2003
30. The Monument 1/3/2003
31. The Armadillo 1/3/2003
32. To Be Written On The Mirror In Whitewash 1/3/2003
33. The Man-Moth 1/3/2003
34. The Weed 1/3/2003
35. Sleeping On The Ceiling 1/3/2003
36. Cirque D'Hiver 1/13/2003
37. Love Lies Sleeping 1/13/2003
38. Lullaby For The Cat 1/3/2003
39. Casabianca 1/3/2003
40. The Colder The Air 1/13/2003

Comments about Elizabeth Bishop

  • justin (3/16/2018 12:49:00 PM)

    does anyone know which poems are from her book Geographies III

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  • Mona kashyap (1/11/2018 10:17:00 AM)

    Translate in Hindi manners poem written by Elizabeth bishop

  • Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou (9/21/2015 4:53:00 AM)

    Her poetry is unparalleled! I love all her works!

  • S B (5/6/2014 4:42:00 PM)

    Though she is not as famous, she is a great poet in my perspective.

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  • Tim Martin (8/23/2009 9:55:00 AM)

    Argh! Webmasters! ...please get that 'a' out of the last line of 'One Art' (right before 'disaster') . Incorrect, and ruins the poem!

  • James Mcgrath (7/27/2009 5:48:00 PM)

    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.

  • Lisa Bray (4/24/2009 4:59:00 PM)

    my moms grandparents was named bishop?

  • Brianna Sungenis (3/27/2007 9:47:00 PM)

    The poem Conversation is short but is very confusing and I don't think she really explains the meaning to the reader.

  • Linda Corrales (10/24/2005 4:58:00 PM)

    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.

Best Poem of Elizabeth Bishop

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,

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ...

Read the full of One Art

Little Exercise

For Thomas Edwards Wanning

Think of the storm roaming the sky uneasily
like a dog looking for a place to sleep in,
listen to it growling.

Think how they must look now, the mangrove keys
lying out there unresponsive to the lightning

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