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Poem of the Day 21

A Prodigal

The brown enormous odor he lived by
was too close, with its breathing and thick hair,
for him to judge. The floor was rotten; the sty… 188 more words

Poem of the Day 20

A Miracle For Breakfast

At six o’clock we were waiting for coffee,
waiting for coffee and the charitable crumb
that was going to be served from a certain balcony… 315 more words

One Art by Bishop

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… 164 more words

Poetry

Elizabeth Bishop: In the Waiting Room

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By Elizabeth Bishop, (1911-79). The text of the poem.

As a child I occasionally had dissociative experiences similar to the one Bishop describes in the poem (here is a… 15 more words

Readings

Poem of the Day: One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

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. 141 more words

Good To Read / Poem Of The Day

Posthumously in Love

Dear Mr. Lowell,

Thirty years is the time we have spent together. Three decades I have basked in your glow, dear friend.  How does one express their love once their love has passed on? 1,349 more words

Writing Portfolio

The art of losing

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

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. 135 more words