In the spirit of graduation and saying goodbye to many people I love, here is “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop. This has long been one of my favorite poems; I memorized it in high school and used to write it over and over in my notebooks when I was bored in class. Though Bishop says that “the art of losing isn’t hard to master”, it is clear from her repetition and difficulty in finishing the last line (“Write it!”) that the person she is most trying to convince of that fact is herself. Enjoy:
What do you think of this week’s poem?
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