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Quotation by Elizabeth Bishop
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as quoted in Contemporary Poets, 3rd ed. by James Vinson (1980)
At the Fishhouses
First Death in Nova Scotia
In the Waiting Room
—the dark ajar, the rocks breaking with light,
and undisturbed, unbreathing flame,
colorless, sparkless, freely fed on straw,
and, lulled within, a family with pets,
—and looked and looked our infant sight away.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979), U.S. poet. Over Two Thousand Illustrations and a Complete Concordance (l. 70–74). . .
The Complete Poems, 1927-1979 [Elizabeth Bishop]. (1983) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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