We’d rather have the iceberg than the ship,/although it meant the end of travel. – Elizabeth Bishop

We’d rather have the iceberg than the ship,/although it meant the end of travel. -E. Bishop

In those first few days I
wanted to record everything
The old Westerner
sitting up straight in the cyclo
the way I had earlier
& I was trying to
read critical essays
but there was so much
more all the time which is good,
which is what Bishop
meant in “Casabianca:”
love’s the this,
the boy on the burning
deck and the sailors.

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2 thoughts on “We’d rather have the iceberg than the ship,/although it meant the end of travel. – Elizabeth Bishop

  1. love's the this…a burning deck It is astounding to me that words fly around the world in cyberspace over thousands of miles and find their way to the center of my heartand my 'verification word is-messes

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