The art of losing, isnt hard to master...

by G B September. 23, 2020 240 views

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;

so many things seem filled

with intent to be lost

that their loss is no disaster

Lose something every day

Accept the fluster of lost door keys

the hour badly spent

the art of losing isn't hard to master

Then practice losing farther, losing faster

places and names, and where it was

you were meant to travel

None of these will bring disaster

I lost my Mother's watch!

And look! my last or next to last

of three loved houses went

The art of losing isn't hard to master

I lost two cities, lovely ones.

And vaster, some realms I owned

two rivers, a continent

I miss them, but it wasnt a disaster

- Even losing you (the joking voice, the gesture I loved)

I shan't have lied

It's evident the art of losing's not too hard to master

though it may look like.... (damn!)like disaster...

- Elizabeth Bishop

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Antonio Gil 2 months, 1 week ago

So beautiful.

2 months, 1 week ago Edited