Monday, August 18, 2008

The Trouble With Poetry

That's the title of one of Billy Collins's (see below) poetry collections. He was the Poet Laureate of the U.S. in 2005. He also began Poetry 180, a website created to encourage high school students to read a poem a day. Not a bad idea for the rest of us, too. Go there, type in #133 or #70 or anything else. Have a nice juicy poem for breakfast.

Here is my favorite poem by Billy Collins, handy for whenever you feel you might be taking yourself, or poetry, or anything, too seriously:

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