Elizabeth Bishop calls the Poetry Crisis Line

Happy 110th birthday to Elizabeth Bishop!

From “The Map” by Elizabeth Bishop

MARIA VON TRAPP (counselor): Poetry Crisis Line, Maria speaking. What is your emergency?
ELIZABETH BISHOP (caller): Mapped waters are more quiet than the land is.
MARIA: Yes. Land can be loud. (singing) The hills are alive, so stay on the flatlands.

KIM: Maria is quite a problem solver.
ROSIE: Yeah. How do you solve a problem like her?