Ted myself to the Kindle version of this book I also shared it with my students and I read several of the poems to them I am a great admirer of Mr Collins His ability to write very personal poems that still manage to draw in the reader and be accessible is amazing Plus he has the great ability to use simple anguage to create powerful images He uses this ability right at the opening of this volume in the wonderful ead poem You Reader I wonder how you are going to feelwhen you find outthat I wrote this poem instead of youthat it was I who got up earlyto sit in the kitchenand mention with a penthe rain soaked windowsThere are a number of excellent verses in this book Among the best are Traveling Alone I Ask You Breathless The Introduction and the title poem The Trouble
with poetry but my favorite one in this Poetry But my favorite one in this is The Lanyard In this one the poet comes across the word anyard while browsing in the dictionary and this takes him back to when he made a anyard for his mother at summer camp This takes him to the heart of the poem where the poet
Considers A Boy Sa boy s relationship with his mother She
gave me ife and milk from her breastsand I gave her a anyard He goesme ife and milk from her breastsand I gave her a The Majors Daughter lanyard He goes in this incisive vein for awhile before finishing with an adult s understanding of a boy s foolishness Not that you can never repay your mother but that as a boy he was sure theanyard would be enough to make us even This is an insightful moving poemOf course when you deal with simple anguage and images as Collins does when you miss you miss hard There are plenty of poems in this book that don t do much for me but Collins remains consistent in his style which makes them easy enough to get through I have yet to read a volume of poetry that hits the mark 100% of the time Still Collins hits the mark often enough to make me wait impatiently for each new collection. Rious poetry By now it should go without saying that what the oven is to the baker and the berry stained blouse to the drycleaner so the window is to the poet In this dazzling new collection his first in three years Collins explores boyhood jazz ove the passage of time and of course writingthemes familiar to Collinss fans but made new here Gorgeous funny and deeply empathetic Billy Collinss poetry is a window through which we see our ives as if for the first time.
him one in return We both ove Billy Collins s poetry As a writer who is unconfident with herone in return We both On His Majestys Service love Billy Collins s poetry As a writer who is unconfident with her poetry I m hoping his facility with words is somehow catching as I read through his poems How does he make them poetic without flowery and overblownanguage What he is seeing he makes into poetry He does not hide or obscure His view out his window a dog the wallpaper the ordinary all are worthy of poetry
He Is Teaching Usis teaching us relish the small moments the small things in Different Class life that are worthy of attention Things we aren t taking time toook at And he can be very funny I saw Bill Collins on his MasterClass ad and iked the humor with which he addressed the process of writing poetry So I bought this book and read it I can see why Billy Collins is a popular poet he uses brilliant imagery to paint his word pictures Building With Its Face Blown Off encapsulates his style in a single poem I wondered with some of these poems as to whether they are drawn from his own ife experiences or if he makes them up There is no fantasy or science fiction here just the poet s reality but that is than enough to give the reader a pleasant readMost of the poems are one or two pages and read smooth and easy to read If you re new to poetry and are ooking for a gateway into this type of writing this should do it Funny uirky and humane Collins is an unusual and highly entertaining poet His work is also an inspiration for those of us who fancy ourselves as poets I am
of the opinion that poetry should be accessible to all readers not just those who share the artistic sensibilitythe opinion that poetry should be accessible to all readers not just those who share the artistic sensibility the poet and it should present in a ogical and realistic manner an idea that allows the reader to see or understand something in a new yet ubiuitous way The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins does exactly as I expect The title poem in this. Playfulness spare elegance and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy CollinsWith his distinct voice and accessible In Defence of Dogs language Americas two term Poet Laureate has opened the door to poetry for countless people for whom it might otherwise remain closed Like the present books title Collinss poems are filled with mischief humor and irony Poetry speaks to all people it is said but here I wouldike to address only those in my own time zonebut also with uiet observation intens. .
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The City in Mind lying flat on their backs with hands folded He wants to be buried in his pajamasying in the coffin in the same position he has always slept He says there will be no dreams to frighten me any That just about covers our ideal expectations of death Collins
POEM ON NOT FINDING YOU ATOn Not Finding You at is a ueer Revenge (The Red Ledger little poem if I may use that archaic word in its original sense It underscores the unusual manner in which people think in random thoughts when random events happen to them The speaker attempts to visit a friend and finds no one at home He walks around the empty house peering in windows making assumptions about his or herife He says This is not what it is No One Wants You like to be youIt is just me thinking about being you Collins expresses a deeply philosophical idea using the simplestanguage That is poetry Like All the poems so far Don t The City Of Heavenly Tranquillity like the ones I have yet to readI recommend anyone unfamiliar with good performances of poetryook up Ted Talks by Billy Collins There you will Penguins Poems for Life learn how Poetry is meant to be Wader New to Billy He is brilliant to say theeast Finds complicity between the mundane and obscure Can be very funny Always intuitive Fun to read No trouble with his Not sure about the cover but that s poetry for you I first read a poem by Billy Collins while teaching English The poem An Introduction to Poetry was included in a textbook for my students It was to my taste So I trea. E wonder and a reverence for the everyday The birds are in their trees the toast is in the toaster and the poets are at their windows They are at their windows in every section of the tangerine of earththe Chinese poets ooking up at the moon the American poets gazing out at the pink and blue ribbons of sunrise Through simple anguage Collins shows that good poetry doesnt have to be obscure or incomprehensible ualities that are perhaps the real trouble with most se. .