Elizabeth Bishop — American Poet born on February 08, 1911, died on October 06, 1979

Elizabeth Bishop was an American poet and short-story writer. Poet Laureate of the United States 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... (wikipedia)

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'.
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.
The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing.
What childishness is it that while there's breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?
The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat.

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