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The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems [Libérer Lire] Par Billy Collins

The Trouble with Poetry and Other PoemsPajamas lying 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 has always slept He says there will be no dreams to frighten me any That just about covers ideal expectations of death Collins poem On Not Finding You at 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 se simple language to create powerful images He The Sea Lion Festival uses this ability right at the opening of this volume in the wonderful lead 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 gotp earlyto sit in the kitchenand mention with a penthe rain soaked windowsthere mention with a penthe rain soaked windowsThere 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 collection is The Lanyard In this one the poet comes across the word lanyard while browsing in the dictionary and this takes him back to when he made a lanyard for his mother at summer camp This takes

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to the heart the poem where the poet considers a boy s Greenlighting (Directors Cut uneual relationship with his mother She gave me life and milk from her breastsand I gave her a lanyard He goes on in this incisive vein for awhile before finishing with an 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 lookingp at the moon the American poets gazing out at the pink and blue ribbons of sunrise Through simple language Collins shows that good poetry doesnt have to be obscure or incomprehensible alities that are perhaps the real trouble with most se. .

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Funny irky and humane New to Billy He is brilliant to say the least 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 As a writer who is nconfident with her own poetry I m hoping his facility with words is somehow catching as I read through her own poetry I m hoping his facility with words is somehow catching as I read through poems How does he make them poetic without flowery and overblown language I am of the opinion that poetry should be accessible to all readers not just those who share the artistic sensibility of the poet and it should present in a logical and realistic manner an idea that allows the reader to see or nderstand something in a new yet Spank! ubiuitous way The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins does exactly as I expect The title poem in this collection accurately captures the seductive romance of poetry with which only a true addict can commiserate Collins writes the trouble with poetry is that it encourages the writing of poetry Collins oracle like observes that no one can stop writing poetryntil everything has been compared to everything else In the poem entitled Breathless a moment from the nineteen sixties film becomes an observation about eternal rest Collins asks why people are the nineteen sixties film becomes an observation about eternal rest Collins asks why people are in suits lying flat on their backs with hands folded He wants to be buried in his. Playfulness spare elegance and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy CollinsWith his distinct voice and accessible 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 would like to address only those in my own time zonebut also with iet observation intens. .
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Dult s nderstanding of a boy s foolishness Not that you can never repay your mother but that as a boy he was sure the lanyard would be enough to make s even This is an insightful moving poemOf course when you with simple language and images as Collins does when you miss you miss hard There are 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 I saw Bill Collins on his MasterClass ad and liked the humor with which he addressed the
Process Of Writing Poetry 
of writing poetry I bought this book and read it I can see why Billy Collins is a popular poet he ses 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 life experiences or if he makes them p 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 looking and read smooth and easy to read If you re new to poetry and are looking a gateway into this type of writing this should do it. 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 love 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 lives as if for the first time.

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