Sunday, October 26, 2008

One Art

this is a poem by Elizabeth bishop..heard it in the movie 'in her shoes' long time back.been in love with it ever since.

so, wondering y am i posting it now? well, there's no better way to express what i feel right now..
here goes..


One Art

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the 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 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 wasn't a disaster.


--Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
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.

2 comments:

meril said...

now that uve overcome the inertia and stuff, better get goin.
All the best, may the Heavens shower u wid words and the courage to write...
love

മൃദുല്‍....|| MRIDUL said...

keep writin girl..al d bst..god bls !!!