For the baby I would have had this week. Pray for us Michael, pray for us all.

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

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.

  • http://thatmarriedcouple.wordpress.com thatmarriedcouple

    I’m praying for you and your husband.

  • http://thatmarriedcouple.wordpress.com thatmarriedcouple

    I’m praying for you and your husband.

  • http://www.rebecca-feelmylove.blogspot.com Rebecca

    Praying for you this week.

  • http://www.rebecca-feelmylove.blogspot.com Rebecca

    Praying for you this week.

  • catholiclady

    I said a prayer for you.

    I linked to you as a newfound blog I love, I hope that is ok.

  • catholiclady

    I said a prayer for you.

    I linked to you as a newfound blog I love, I hope that is ok.

  • cathy

    God Bless and hold you close this week.

  • cathy

    God Bless and hold you close this week.

  • Colleen

    You are a strong and miraculous woman. I am forever amazed by you.

    Also, send Atticus my love.

  • Colleen

    You are a strong and miraculous woman. I am forever amazed by you.

    Also, send Atticus my love.