Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Elizabeth Bishop
(1911-1979) born on
Feb 8
US poet. "She was known for her polished, witty verse; her short stories appeared in "The New Yorker" and other magazines."

"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" . . ."

"It is like what we imagine knowledge to be: dark, salt, clear, moving, utterly free, drawn from the cold hard mouth of the world, derived from the rocky breast forever, flowing and drawn, and since our knowledge is historical, flowing, and flow."
The iceberg cuts its facets from within
Like jewelry from a grave.
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.
"Icebergs behoove the soul (Both being self-made from elements least visible) to see themselves: fleshed, fair, erected, indivisible."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Contemporary Poets," 3rd ed., 1980."
R: ""At the Fishhouses," "A Cold Spring," 1955."
A: ""The Imaginary Iceberg," "North and South," 1955."
N: ""One Art.""
K: ""The Imaginary Iceberg," "North and South," 1955."

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