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2020.02.08 16:15

Questions of Travel by Elizabeth Bishop.

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But surely

it would have been a pity
not to have seen the trees along this road,
really exaggerated in their beauty,
not to have seen them gesturing
like noble pantomimists, robed in pink.
- Not to have had to stop for gas and heard
the sad, two-noted, wooden tune
of disparate wooden clogs
carelessly clacking over
a grease-stained filling-station floor.
(In another country the clogs would all be tested.
Each pair there would have identical pitch.)
- A pity not to have heard
the other, less primitive music of the fat brown bird
who sings above the broken gasoline pump
in a bamboo church of Jesuit baroque:
three towers, five silver crosses.
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  • Camila 2020.02.08 16:26

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    Enjoying the moment from hearing ur reading
  • Samah 2020.02.08 17:42

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    @Camila me too
  • Shamus 2020.02.11 08:13

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    @Camila Thank you. 😊
  • Shamus 2020.02.11 08:13

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    I really enjoyed this poem.
  • Shamus 2020.02.11 08:13

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    And hope to read more of her work.
  • Sophia صوفيا 2020.02.11 10:53

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    @Shamus Nice I like it too
  • Samah 2020.02.11 16:05

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    @Shamus sure l will

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