Elizabeth Bishop quotes

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All my life I have lived and behaved very much like [the] sandpiper--just running down the edges of different countries and contin ...
It is what we imagine knowledge to be:
dark, salt, clear, moving, utterly free,
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creamy iridescent coats of mail,
with small iridescent flies crawling on them.
Cold dark deep and absolutely clear,
element bearable to no mortal,
I have seen it over and over, the same sea, the same,
slightly, indifferently swinging above the stones,
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Somebody
arranges the rows of cans
...
a set of crushed and grease-
impregnated wickerwork;
on the wicker sofa
a dirty dog, quite comfy.
Oh, but it is dirty!
Mthis little filling station,
...
His breast was deep and white,
cold and caressable;
his eyes were red glass,
much to be desired.
Arthur was very small.
He was all white, like a doll
that hadn't been painted yet.
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