Elizabeth Bishop - One Art

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Unformatted text preview: aster.* ** ideas I*lost*my*mother's*watch.*And*look!*my*last,*or* Its getting more sentimental and personal. from things, to places and nextJtoJlast,*of*three*loved*houses*went.* names homes and mothers prized The*art*of*losing*isn't*hard*to*master.* possessions. ** I*lost*two*cities,*lovely*ones.*And,*vaster,* some*realms*I*owned,*two*rivers,*a*continent.* I*miss*them,*but*it*wasn't*a*disaster.* ** —Even*losing*you*(the*joking*voice,*a*gesture* Selling off other peoples items I*love)*I*shan't*have*lied.*It's*evident* the*art*of*losing's*not*too*hard*to*master* though*it*may*look*like*(Write*it!)*like*disaster.* * * *...
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This essay was uploaded on 03/01/2014 for the course ENGLISH 220 taught by Professor Linda during the Spring '11 term at CUNY Hunter.

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