Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950. She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1956.
== Quotes ==
The ancient owls' nest must have burned.Hastily, all alone,a glistening armadillo left the scene,rose-flecked, head down, tail down
Poem: The ArmadilloThe big fish tubs are completely linedwith layers of beautiful herring scalesand the wheelbarrows are similarly plasteredwith creamy iridescent coats of mail,with small iridescent flies crawling on them.
Poem: At the FishhousesWhy should I be my aunt,or me, or anyone?What similaritiesboots, hands, the family voiceI felt in my throat, or eventhe National Geographicand those awful hanging breastsheld us all togetheror made us all just one?
Poem: In the Waiting RoomFrom a magician's midnight sleevethe radio-singersdistribute all their love-songsover the dew-wet lawns.
Poem: Late Air
=== Poems, North and South (1946) ===
The armored cars of dreams contrived to let us doso many a dangerous thing.
Poem: Sleeping standing upTopography displays no favorites; North's as near as West.More delicate than the historians' are the map-makers' colors.
Poem: The Map
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