Thursday, February 10, 2011
"The Fish" in Elizabeth Bishop's Own Voice
I've been listening to Miss Bishop again and again. What can we learn from a poet's voice? I hear New England and a no nonsense tone. I can assume that EB was also nervous, she isn't performing as much as trying to make it through the poem. In the final lines, "everything is rainbow, rainbow, rainbow" her voice lifts up "and I let the fish go" works with her subject and with a clear joy of completing her reading.