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Elizabeth Bishop
(1911-1979) born on
Feb 08
US poet. She was known for her polished, witty verse; her short stories appeared in "The New Yorker" and other magazines.
         
   
F
All my life I have lived and behaved very much like [the] sandpiper -- just running down the edges of different countries and continents, "looking for something" . . .

R
It is like what we imagine knowledge to be: dark, salt, clear, moving, utterly free, drawn from the cold hard mouth of the world, derived from the rocky breast forever, flowing and drawn, and since our knowledge is historical, flowing, and flow.
A
The iceberg cuts its facets from within
Like jewelry from a grave.
N
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.
K
Icebergs behoove the soul (Both being self-made from elements least visible) to see themselves: fleshed, fair, erected, indivisible.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Contemporary Poets," 3rd ed., 1980.
R: "At the Fishhouses," "A Cold Spring," 1955.
A: "The Imaginary Iceberg," "North and South," 1955.
N: "One Art."
K: "The Imaginary Iceberg," "North and South," 1955.
   


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