Elizabeth Bishop
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"Elizabeth Bishop" was an American poet and short-story writer. She was the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress/Poet Laureate of the United States from 1949 to 1950, the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry in 1956, the National Book Award winner in 1970, and the recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1976.

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All my life I have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper - just running down the edges of different countries and continents, 'looking for something'.

What childishness is it that while there's breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?

Should we have stayed at home and thought of here? Where should we be today? Is it right to be watching strangers in a play in this strangest of theatres?

Icebergs behoove the soul (Both being self-made from elements least visible) to see themselves: fleshed, fair, erected, indivisible.