One Art – Elizabeth Bishop

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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,
.
Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
.
Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.
.
I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
.
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.
.
– Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.

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( Elizabeth Bishop )

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http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/one-art/

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15212

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176996

http://musingsfromthesofa.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/the-art-of-losing-elizabeth-bishop/

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