Elizabeth Bishop

Worcester, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Bishop
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Invitation To Miss Marianne Moore

Rating: 3.0
From Brooklyn, over the Brooklyn Bridge, on this fine morning,
     please come flying.
In a cloud of fiery pale chemicals,
     please come flying,
to the rapid rolling of thousands of small blue drums
descending out of the mackerel sky
over the glittering grandstand of harbor-water,
     please come flying.

Whistles, pennants and smoke are blowing. The ships
are signaling cordially with multitudes of flags
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Michael Morgan 27 February 2015
Justly rated one of the great poems of the twentieth century. There is no better tribute to friendship. Blissfully free of political drivel, but cheekily liberal.
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