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The art of losing something isnt hard to master So many thinks seem filled with the intent To be lost that their loss is no disaster Lose something everyday Accept the fluster Of lost door keys the hour badly spent The art of losing isnt 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 mothers watch And look My last or Next-to-last of three loved houses went The art of losing isnt hard to master I lost two cities lovely ones And faster Some realms I owned two rivers a continent I miss them but it wasnt a disaster --Even losing you the joking voice a gesture I love I shant have lied Its evident The art of losings not too hard to master Thought it may look like Write it like disaster One Art by Elizabeth Bishop is about losing things Bishop describes losing things as an art The art of losing isnt hard to master Bishop She says things such as Lose something everyday Bishop This goes along with the comparison of art to losing things because arts take daily practice Losing something everyday is practice for the art of losing Then practice losing farther losing faster Bishop Losing can be like any other practice because as one practices more tasks become easier and more of a challenge is needed Throughout the poem things are lost in a particular order It starts out with losing little things which really do not make much of a difference and ends with losing things that can greatly affect someone Accept the fluster -- Of lost door keys the hour badly spent Bishop In this line of the poem the author is saying it is not worth ones time to look for things as insignificant as lost door keys Along
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