June 13 – 2015

June13-2015Excerpt from Elizabeth Bishop’s Crusoe in England

A new volcano has erupted,

the papers say, and last week I was reading

where some ship saw an island being born:

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May 2 – 2015 (At the Edge of the World)


Excerpt from “The Map” ( Elizabeth Bishop, from North & South, 1946)

Land lies in water; it is shadowed green.

Shadows, or are they shallows, at its edges

showing the line of long sea-weeded ledges

where weeds hang to the simple blue from green.

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