Who is Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet and short-story writer. She was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976. She is considered one of the finest poets of the 20th century.

Contents Early life Elizabeth Bishop, an only child, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, to William Thomas and Gertrude May (Bulmer) Bishop. After her father, a successful builder, died when she was eight mon...
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Elizabeth Bishop Poems

  • In The Waiting Room
    In Worcester, Massachusetts,
    I went with Aunt Consuelo
    to keep her dentist's appointment
    and sat and waited for her ...
  • Lullaby For The Cat
    Minnow, go to sleep and dream,
    Close your great big eyes;
    Round your bed Events prepare
    The pleasantest surprise. ...
  • Sonnet (1928)
    I am in need of music that would flow
    Over my fretful, feeling finger-tips,
    Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips,
    With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow. ...
  • O Breath
    Beneath that loved   and celebrated breast,
    silent, bored really   blindly veined,
    grieves, maybe   lives and lets
    live, passes   bets, ...
  • The Fish
    I caught a tremendous fish
    and held him beside the boat
    half out of water, with my hook
    fast in a corner of his mouth. ...
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Black 25 White 24 Water 24 Light 24 Dark 22 Green 20 Sea 19 Blue 19 Long 18 Away 18

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  • Adamstrauss81: i think elizabeth bishop is one of the most original ekphrastic poets english has.
  • Brycesears5: not reading elizabeth bishop atm, but the things i am reading keep reminding me of how great she was.
  • Goodbuttroubled: tfw elizabeth bishop reads your work and comes back w the “bro are you okay...?”
  • Rcaddy27: evening read
  • Tvtumaini: we would like to welcome you to our sunday services from 9:30am. experience praise, worship and the word of god by bishop dr. charles marita and reverend dr. elizabeth marita. we also have sunday school while observing all the moh guidelines. karibuni sana!
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Come not before me now, O visionary face!
Me tempest-tost, and borne along life's passionate sea;
Troublous and dark and stormy though my passage be;
Not here and now may we commingle or embrace,
Lest the loud anguish of the waters should efface
The bright illumination of thy memory,
Which dominates the night; rest, far away from me,
In the serenity of thine abiding-place!

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