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“Hoping to live days of greater happiness, I forget that days of less happiness are passing by.” – Elizabeth Bishop

By Yankee Magazine

Dec 15 2016

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Elizabeth Bishop

Photo Credit : Archives and Special Collections, Vassar College
Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
Photo Credit : Archives and Special Collections, Vassar College

“Hoping to live days of greater happiness, I forget that days of less happiness are passing by.”

Elizabeth Bishop (born February 8, 1911, in Worcester, Massachusetts; died October 6, 1979, in Boston). The U.S. poet laureate from 1949 to 1950, Bishop received a Pulitzer Prize in 1956 for Poems: North & South/A Cold Spring and a National Book Award in 1970 for The Complete Poems.