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Invitation To Miss Marianne Moore - Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

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,
     pl ease come flying.

Whistles, pennants and smoke are blowing. The ships
are signaling cordially with multitudes of flags
rising and falling like birds all over the harbor.
Enter: two rivers, gracefully bearing
countless little pellucid jellies
in cut-glass epergnes dragging with silver chains.
The flight is safe; the weather is all arranged.
The waves are running in verses this fine morning.
     Please come flying.

Come with the pointed toe of each black shoe
trailing a sapphire highlight,
with a black capeful of butterfly wings and bon-mots,
with heaven knows how many angels all riding
on the broad black brim of your hat,
     please come flying.

Bearing a musical inaudible abacus,
a slight censorious frown, and blue ribbons,
     please come flying.
Facts and skyscrapers glint in the tide; Manhattan
is all awash with morals this fine morning,
     so please come flying.

Mounting the sky with natural heroism,
above the accidents, above the malignant movies,
the taxicabs and injustices at large,
while horns are resounding in your beautiful ears
that simultaneously listen to
a soft uninvented music, fit for the musk deer,
     please come flying.

For whom the grim museums will behave
like courteous male bower-birds,
for whom the agreeable lions lie in wait
on the steps of the Public Library,
eager to rise and follow through the doors
up into the reading rooms,
     please come flying.
We can sit down and weep; we can go shopping,
or play at a game of constantly being wrong
with a priceless set of vocabularies,
or we can bravely deplore, but please
     please come flying.

With dynasties of negative constructions
darkening and dying around you,
with grammar that suddenly turns and shines
like flocks of sandpipers flying,
     please come flying.

Come like a light in the white mackerel sky,
come like a daytime comet
with a long unnebulous train of words,
from Brooklyn, over the Brooklyn Bridge, on this fine morning,
     please come flying.

Comments about Invitation To Miss Marianne Moore by Elizabeth Bishop

  • Gold Star - 11,737 Points Michael Morgan (2/27/2015 12:23:00 PM)

    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. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Miss

  1. 1. Invitation To Miss Marianne Moore , Elizabeth Bishop
  2. 2. Miss ', I Really Miss (101) /500 ### , Hasmukh Amathalal
  3. 3. Miss Rosie , Lucille Clifton
  4. 4. The Kiss I Miss , David Keig
  5. 5. Miss Loo , Walter de la Mare
  6. 6. Miss Lloyd Has Now Went To Miss Green , Jane Austen
  7. 7. Little Miss Brag , Eugene Field
  8. 8. Miss Cinderella's Forgotten Shoe , Sylvia Chidi
  9. 9. Me Mathematically Speaking (For Miss S) , Dónall Dempsey
  10. 10. The Talking Back Of Miss Valentine Jones.. , June Jordan
  11. 11. .i Think Of You And Miss You , Peter Stavropoulos (Best Lov ..
  12. 12. Understanding Miss Muffett (Children) , C.J. Heck
  13. 13. ' Beautiful Miss (I Miss You) , Efe Benjamin
  14. 14. A Tribute To My Grandad - Miss Me, But L.. , Tamara Moir
  15. 15. Belphegor Addressed To Miss De Chammelay , Jean De La Fontaine
  16. 16. ~just How Much I Miss You.~ , Dislocated Heart
  17. 17. *'I Miss You'* , Fernando Alvarez
  18. 18. To Miss Cornish , Robert Louis Stevenson
  19. 19. Sonnet To The Memory Of Miss Maria Linley , Mary Darby Robinson
  20. 20. (493) Naughty Miss Hauty , Melvina Germain
  21. 21. I Know Lives, I Could Miss , Emily Dickinson
  22. 22. 0010 Miss Elizabeth Bishop Reads At Poem.. , Michael Shepherd
  23. 23. (i Miss You) With Each Passing Day , Kaitlyn Leighsomething
  24. 24. (()) Keeping Up With Miss Jones , Dee Wright
  25. 25. ! Miss Gertrude Stein Was As Light As A .. , Michael Shepherd
  26. 26. I Miss Love , unknown poet
  27. 27. Miss Jones , Alison Cassidy
  28. 28. Peacock Story 2 - Pretty Miss P , Alison Cassidy
  29. 29. Miss Everything , Pissed Off
  30. 30. We Miss Her, Not Because We See , Emily Dickinson
  31. 31. I Miss You My Love............ , Ravi Sathasivam
  32. 32. . When I Miss You... , Kay Barcelon
  33. 33. I Miss You , Claude Davis III
  34. 34. I Miss Everything About You , sweet seven
  35. 35. Do You Miss Me Like I Miss You? , Alaina Gubbins
  36. 36. Miss Slater , Alison Cassidy
  37. 37. I Miss You More And More With Each Passi.. , 7Shadows Teed
  38. 38. Miss You..... , jibin joseph
  39. 39. I Miss You , Samuel Donovan
  40. 40. You Can'T Miss Something You Never Had , Julianna Marie Claire
  41. 41. I Miss You! , amber hester
  42. 42. I Miss You My Love......... , Ravi Sathasivam
  43. 43. Sky Fishes (For Miss S) , Dónall Dempsey
  44. 44. Believing Is Seeing(For Miss S) , Dónall Dempsey
  45. 45. I Miss You, I Love You , Kadie Lawrence
  46. 46. Miss You -Forever&Always- , Erin Hanson
  47. 47. Miss , (c) Colorofsky
  48. 48. Words - I Miss You , Garna O'Neal
  49. 49. My Candy Apple Red (For Miss S Of The T .. , Dónall Dempsey
  50. 50. Good-Luck, I'Ll Miss You , Selina Gurgacz
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