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2islander2
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The poems of Billy Collins,
I have to read them twice,
To possess them,
To interfere with the light
And the gold they talk about,
Because they are not made for the brain,
But for the dreaming heart,
If they talk about dust, or anything,
The words of the guests are more precious
Than the guest themselves,
They shine in a ray of missing light,
A missing light from the past,
Thatís the nature of Billy Collins poems.
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1 posted 01-18-2017 12:44 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Eh . . . Even after reading them twice I cannot "feel" his poetry, and I have tried a number of times.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Ari Squire
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I'm not one who wants to spend that much reading time trying to understand poetry yann. I want the poetry to talk to me without having to ask it to repeat itself. I'm very fond of Edgar Guest. Probably my all time favorite, besides you and Jerry.

Loving Linny Jean is poetry.

2islander2
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3 posted 01-18-2017 01:33 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

hi jerry, all opinions matter, and everyone is free to like it or not,


have a good day
yann
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4 posted 01-18-2017 01:36 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

hi Ari, i respect all ideas about reading poetry, there is no truth about and don't forget, i read it twice may be cause i am french thanks for the interesting and very respectable comment, i will seek for edward guest for sure


yann
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5 posted 01-21-2017 10:15 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Yann, I had never heard of Billy Collins until I read your lovely poem.  You inspired me to find poems by Billy Collins, and I read 3 of them and loved them to bit and felt every word of their excellence - they remind me a bit of your poetry.  Thank you for introducing me to a wonderful new experience.  Smiles.
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thanks owl, your comment pleased me a lot, besides to hear about you again, have a good reading and a good day


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