If Ever You Lived Before

Here is a smorgasbord of poetry. The offerings here represent a compendium of old and new works written within the last five years. All are from the inspired works of poet Elizabeth Martina Bishop who has been writing since the age of seven years old. Many of the poems selected here can lend readers a collage of witness extending the extemporaneous aspects of her works that range from lyric to narrative poems. Some of the poems deliberately offer lyric panegyrics and pose metaphysical questions that can never be fully answered until a deepening voice develops within the parameters of the next visionary collection.