Sunday, April 26, 2009

in her shoes...

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.

Elizabeth Bishop.

One of the best poems I've ever read. Astazi m-am uitat la "In her shoes", un film mai vechi de prin 2005 cu Cameron Diaz in rolul principal. Filmul este foarte cute iar parte in care Cameron ii recita poezia de mai sus unui batranel este exceptionala.

1 comment:

Coltisor de Rai said...

O seara placuta iti doresc!