Elizabeth Bishop

Worcester, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Bishop
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Love Lies Sleeping

Rating: 2.8
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
down the gray avenue between the eyes
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 February 2019
Light as helium! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 February 2019
The narrative with it's detailed sweep of love is just fascinating. Enjoyed the beautiful poem.
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Benjamin Uy 14 February 2019
Comprising, comprising all beautiful lnguage words and emotional summary of a great superior love poem. Thanks to this great poet
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Glen Kappy 14 February 2019
This is a lovely poem which manages to be a paean to a city without abandoning realism. It strikes me as an opposite to Ginsberg’s Howl. I especially like her description in the fourth stanza. -GK
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 February 2019
a fine poem from the great Elizabeth Bishop.
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Hebert Logerie Sr. 14 February 2019
This is not a very good poem for Valentine's day. I hope POEMHUNTER.COM do better next time. Many great poets have written better Valentine's poems for the day of LOVE, poetry and passion. Thank you! Vox populi, vox Dei.
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Adrian Flett 14 February 2019
SOME TYPOS makes us wonder if we have received the actual words the poet intended. THIS CARELESSNESS ON THE PART OF PH IS NOT ACCEPTABLE..
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 February 2019
A magnificent poem by Elizabeth Bishop.......
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Mahtab Bangalee 14 February 2019
oh; heart touching stanza- The sparrows hurriedly begin their play. Then, in the West, " Boom! " and a cloud of smoke. " Boom! " and the exploding ball of blossom blooms again // LOVE reciprocally smells everywhere but covetous we DESTRUCT it indiscriminately
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M Asim Nehal 13 September 2018
Excellent poem, love is hidden somewhere and it is for us to find...
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