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Author: BISHOP, ELIZABETH
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Bishop, Elizabeth    Poet's Biography
52 poems available by this author


A COLD SPRING       
First Line: A cold spring: / the violet was flawed on the lawn
Subject(s): Spring


A MIRACLE FOR BREAKFAST    Poem Text    
First Line: At six o'clock we were waiting for coffee


ANAPHORA    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Each day with so much ceremony
Last Line: Mortal fatigue
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


AT THE FISHHOUSES    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Although it is a cold evening
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Anglers


CASABIANCA    Poem Text    
First Line: Love's the boy stood on the burning deck
Subject(s): Hemans, Felicia (1793-1835)


COOTCHIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Cootchie, miss lula's servant, lies in marl
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


CRUSOE IN ENGLAND    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A new volcano has erupted
Subject(s): Robinson Crusoe


FILLING STATION    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Oh, but it is dirty!
Subject(s): Automobiles - Service Stations; Gasoline Stations; Filling Stations; Automobile Repair Shops


FIRST DEATH IN NOVA SCOTIA    Poem Text    
First Line: In the cold, cold parlor / my mother laid out arthur
Subject(s): Death; Nova Scotia; Dead, The


FLORIDA    Poem Text    
First Line: The state with the prettiest name
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


HOUSE GUEST    Poem Text    
First Line: The sad seamstress
Last Line: An our hems crooked forever?
Subject(s): Seamstresses


IN THE WAITING ROOM    Poem Text    
First Line: In worcester, massachusetts, / I went with aunt consuelo
Subject(s): Aunts; Children; Dentists; Imagination; Labor & Laborers; Pain; World War I; Childhood; Fancy; Work; Workers; Suffering; Misery; First World War


INSOMNIA    Poem Text    
First Line: The moon in the bureau mirror
Subject(s): Love


INVITATION TO MISS MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text    
First Line: From brooklyn, over the brooklyn bridge, on this fine morning
Subject(s): Americans; Moore, Marianne (1887-1972); United States; America


IT IS MARVELLOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: It is marvellous to wake up together
Last Line: Change as our kisses are changing without our thinking
Subject(s): Love; Morning


JERONIMO'S HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: My house, my fairy / palace, is
Last Line: Glued with spit
Subject(s): Houses


LARGE BAD PICTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Remembering the strait of belle isle or
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


LATE AIR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: From a magician's midnight sleeve
Last Line: Burn quietly, where the dew cannot climb
Subject(s): Love


LESSON 10    Poem Text    
First Line: What is a map?
Last Line: Southeast? In the northeast? In the southwest?
Variant Title(s): Simplicity [and Sweet Neglect]
Subject(s): Maps; Nature


LESSON 6       
First Line: What is geography?
Subject(s): Geography


LETTER TO N.Y.    Poem Text    
First Line: In your next letter I wish you'd say
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Youth; Work; Workers


LINES WRITTEN IN THE FANNIE FARMER COOKBOOK    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: You won't become a gourmet* cook
Subject(s): Cookbooks


LITTLE EXERCISE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Think of the storm roaming the sky uneasily
Subject(s): Mangroves; Storms


LULLABY FOR THE CAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Minnow, go to sleep and dream
Last Line: Sleep, and let them come
Subject(s): Animals; Cats


MANNERS    Poem Text    
First Line: My grandfather said to me
Subject(s): Etiquette; Grandparents; Manners; Courtesy; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


ONE ART    Poem Text    
First Line: The art of losing isn't hard to master
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Mourning; Bereavement


OVER 2,000 ILLUSTRATIONS AND A COMPLETE CONCORDANCE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Thus should have been our travels
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


PINK DOG (RIO DE JANEIRO)    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun is blazing and the sky is blue
Subject(s): Animals; Carnivals; Dogs; Rio De Janeiro


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: About the size of an old-style dollar bill
Subject(s): Nova Scotia


QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL    Poem Text    
First Line: There are too many waterfalls here; the crowded streams
Subject(s): Rivers; Travel; Journeys; Trips


ROOSTERS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: At four o'clock / in the gun-metal blue dark
Subject(s): Roosters; Cocks


SANDPIPER    Poem Text    
First Line: The roaring alongside he takes for granted
Subject(s): Birds; Sandpipers


SEASCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: This celestial seascape, with white herons got up as angels
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SESTINA    Poem Text    
First Line: September rain falls on the house
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


SLEEPING ON THE CEILING    Poem Text    
First Line: It is so peaceful on the ceiling
Subject(s): Sleep


SONGS FOR A COLORED SINGER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: A washing hangs upon the line
Subject(s): African Americans - Song & Music


SONNET        Recitation


SQUATTER'S CHILDREN    Poem Text    
First Line: On the unbreathing sides of hills
Last Line: Your rights in rooms of falling rain
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


SUICIDE OF A MODERATE DICTATOR    Poem Text    
First Line: This is a day when truths will out, perhaps


THE ARMADILLO; FOR ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the time of year
Subject(s): Animals; Armadillos; Birds; Brazil; Owls; Brazilians


THE BIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: At low tide like this how sheer the water is
Subject(s): Nature; Wharves; Piers


THE BURGLAR OF BABYLON    Poem Text    
First Line: On the fair green hills of rio
Subject(s): Burglars; Crime & Criminals; Rio De Janeiro


THE FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: I caught a tremendous fish
Subject(s): Environment; Fish & Fishing; Sea; Sports; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Anglers; Ocean


THE MAN-MOTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, above, / cracks in the buildings are filled with battered moonlight
Subject(s): Animals; Human Rights


THE MOOSE    Poem Text    
First Line: From narrow provinces / of fish and bread and tea
Subject(s): Moose


THE MOUNTAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: At evening, something behind me
Subject(s): Aging


THE PRODIGAL    Poem Text    
First Line: The brown enormous odor he lived by
Variant Title(s): The Prodigal: The Brown Enormous Odor He Lived By
Subject(s): Prodigal Son; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


THE RIVERMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: I got up in the night
Last Line: Luandinah seconded it
Subject(s): Brazil; Dolphins; Witchcraft & Witches; Brazilians; Porpoises


THE WEED    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamed that dead, and meditating
Last Line: For a year, a minute, an hour
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


UNDER THE WINDOW: OURO PRETO    Poem Text    
First Line: The conversations are simple: about food
Last Line: A fountain, where all the world sgill stops
Subject(s): Food & Eating


VARICK STREET    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: At night the factories
Last Line: Sell you, of course, my dear, and you'll sell me
Subject(s): Modern Man; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


VISITS TO ST. ELIZABETHS    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the house of bedlam
Last Line: That lies in the house of bedlam
Subject(s): Insanity; Madness; Mental Illness