Elizabeth Bishop

(8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts)

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  • S B (5/6/2014 4:42:00 PM)

    Though she is not as famous, she is a great poet in my perspective.

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  • Tim Martin (8/23/2009 9:55:00 AM)

    Argh! Webmasters! ...please get that 'a' out of the last line of 'One Art' (right before 'disaster') . Incorrect, and ruins the poem!

  • James Mcgrath (7/27/2009 5:48:00 PM)

    I personally love Bishop's work and find it hard to believe that others find it difficult to comprehend. She paints such a clear picture, creating the a link between herself and the reader. This is evident through her intense eye for detail. She is truly a wonderful poet of our time.

  • Lisa Bray (4/24/2009 4:59:00 PM)

    my moms grandparents was named bishop?

  • Brianna Sungenis (3/27/2007 9:47:00 PM)

    The poem Conversation is short but is very confusing and I don't think she really explains the meaning to the reader.

  • Linda Corrales (10/24/2005 4:58:00 PM)

    I do not like her poem the fish. It is getting on my nerves because we have to write a paper on it and I am struggling.

Questions of Travel

There are too many waterfalls here; the crowded streams
hurry too rapidly down to the sea,
and the pressure of so many clouds on the mountaintops
makes them spill over the sides in soft slow-motion,
turning to waterfalls under our very eyes.
--For if those streaks, those mile-long, shiny, tearstains,
aren't waterfalls yet,
in a quick age or so, as ages go here,
they probably will be.

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