• 11/2/2010

    One Art - [诗记]

    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.

    -----by Elizabeth Bishop 


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