Elizabeth Bishop Quotes

light that comes and goes, like hearts.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Armadillo (l. 7-8). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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O falling fire and piercing cry and panic, and a weak mailed fist clenched ignorant against the sky!
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Armadillo (l. 37-40). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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One can smell it turning to gas; if one were Baudelaire one could probably hear it turning to marimba music.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Bight (l. 7-8). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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The frowsy sponge boats keep coming in with the obliging air of retrievers,
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Bight (l. 20-21). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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The bight is littered with old correspondences.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Bight (l. 32). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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All the untidy activity continues, awful but cheerful.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Bight (l. 35-36). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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everything was rainbow, rainbow, rainbow! And I let the fish go.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Fish (l. 74-76). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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I saw that from his lower lip if you could call it a lip— grim, wet, and weaponlike, hung five old pieces of fish-line,
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Fish (l. 47-52). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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his gills were breathing in the terrible oxygen
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Fish (l. 22-23). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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They shifted a little, but not to return my stare.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), U.S. poet. The Fish (l. 41-42). . . The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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