Hi my name is Hrishikesh Hirway and I’m
reading One Art by Elizabeth Bishop. I first read the poem in college and then
I later came across it in this book, The Conversations by Michael Ondaatje, with
Walter Murch. In the book they show the first draft
of Elizabeth Bishop’s poem and then the final draft as well, and this spread in
this book became an inspiration for a podcast that I make called Song Exploder,
where musicians talk about how a song of theirs was made from beginning to end.
So I already loved the poem but then when I came across it again it had this new significance and so it has a special place in my heart.