Elizabeth Bishop Quotes (19 quotes)
“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.”
Poems, prose, and letters (2008 edition)
Poems (1956 edition)
“What childishness is it that while there's breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?”
A concordance to Elizabeth Bishop's poetry (1985 edition), Scholarly Title
“The ancient owls' nest must have burned.
Hastily, all alone,
a glistening armadillo left the scene,
rose-flecked, head down, tail down”
Poem: The Armadillo
“From a magician's midnight sleeve
distribute all their love-songs
over the dew-wet lawns.”
Poem: Late Air
Poem: Sleeping standing up - Poems, North and South (1946)
“Topography displays no favorites; North's as near as West.
More delicate than the historians' are the map-makers' colors.”
Poem: The Map - Poems, North and South (1946)
“How had I come to be here like them, and overhear a cry of pain that could have got loud and worse but hadn't?”
In the Waiting Room l. 86 (1976)
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Picture Source: WikipediaElizabeth Bishop
Born: February 8, 1911
Died: October 6, 1979 (aged 68)
Bio: Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet, short-story writer, and recipient of the 1976 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. She was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956 and the National Book Award winner in 1970.