Elizabeth Bishop

Worcester, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Bishop
Worcester, Massachusetts
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Manners

Rating: 3.4
For a Child of 1918

My grandfather said to me
as we sat on the wagon seat,
"Be sure to remember to always
speak to everyone you meet."

We met a stranger on foot.
My grandfather's whip tapped his hat.
"Good day, sir. Good day. A fine day."
And I said it and bowed where I sat.
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COMMENTS
Nanhe singh 28 May 2018
Explaination of manners by Elizabeth bishop
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Robert Howard 24 December 2006
A delightful poem celebrating random acts of grace.
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Amanda Gagnon 29 November 2005
i really liked this peom! it was really true!
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