Dreamscapes

One Art – Elizabeth Bishop

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.

2 komentara

  1. Aurora Borealis

    Samo da ti lupim jednu čistu desetku što ti se dopadaju slike Alfreda Gockela.

    Kad dobijem sedmicu na Lotu, odmah kupujem jednu!🙂

  2. gemina

    Ja ga za sada čuvam u bledim kopijama na zidu svoje sobe… zajedno sa nezaobilaznim Klimtom!
    Inače, drago mi je što te vidim ovde… dugo nisam imala zadovoljstvo da pročitam nešto novo kod tebe😦

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