#177

oriol vidal

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

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.

More art by Oriol Vidal here.
Recommended listening: Amsterdam – Gregory Alan Isakov
Links of the Day: Type Hunting

Signs of Springfield

A Kickstarter Project to Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Space Suit

(All 4 links today are from Messy Ness Chic by Vanessa Grall, one of my favorite blogs. There’s an especially well-curated column on the blog called ’13 Things I Found On The Internet Today’, which has been one of my biggest inspirations to keep hunting out interesting things online. Check it out for yourself. And read this interview of hers while you’re at it.)
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