Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Today is Elizabeth Bishop's birthday! She's the first poet who I truly fell in love with. A master at her craft and a weaver of complex imagery, she's for poets as much as she is for artists, thinkers, romantics. You know who you are. I'll celebrate her today by sharing her perfect villanelle with you all. The poem is called "One Art." Once you read it, you'll learn (Write it!), that the art of loving Bishop isn't hard to master.
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