Elizabeth Bishop

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

Elizabeth Bishop Poems

41. The Unbeliever 1/3/2003
42. Giant Toad 1/13/2003
43. Manners 1/13/2003
44. Sandpiper 1/3/2003
45. The Map 1/3/2003
46. Cape Breton 1/13/2003
47. Cirque D'Hiver 1/13/2003
48. Poem 1/3/2003
49. Letter To N.Y. 1/13/2003
50. Love Lies Sleeping 1/13/2003
51. Five Flights Up 1/3/2003
52. The Moose 1/3/2003
53. Arrival At Santos 1/13/2003
54. Questions Of Travel 1/3/2003
55. Filling Station 1/3/2003
56. Argument 1/3/2003
57. Conversation 1/13/2003
58. Exchanging Hats 1/13/2003
59. Chemin De Fer 1/13/2003
60. Florida 1/13/2003
61. First Death In Nova Scotia 1/3/2003
62. A Summer’s Dream 4/7/2010
63. At The Fishhouses 1/3/2003
64. Anaphora 1/3/2003
65. A Prodigal 1/3/2003
66. Insomnia 1/3/2003
67. Sestina 1/3/2003
68. In The Waiting Room 1/3/2003
69. A Miracle For Breakfast 1/3/2003
70. The Fish 1/3/2003
71. I Am In Need Of Music 1/3/2003
72. One Art 1/3/2003

Comments about Elizabeth Bishop

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

    Her poetry is unparalleled! I love all her works!

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    15 person did not like.
  • 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

Love Lies Sleeping

Earliest morning, switching all the tracks
that cross the sky from cinder star to star,
coupling the ends of streets
to trains of light.

now draw us into daylight in our beds;
and clear away what presses on the brain:
put out the neon shapes
that float and swell and glare

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