The Hot Word
Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Elizabeth Bishop
More Quotes From
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.
Cite this source
Embed this quotation
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Advertise with Us
Suggest a Word