Treasure Island

Billy Collins

(22 March 1941 - / New York City)

Poems of Billy Collins

1. Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House 1/13/2003
2. By A Swimming Pool Outside Syracusa 1/13/2003
3. Candle Hat 1/13/2003
4. Child Development 1/13/2003
5. Consolation 1/13/2003
6. Dear Reader 1/13/2003
7. Embrace 2/13/2007
8. Fishing On The Susquehanna In July 1/13/2003
9. Flames 1/13/2003
10. For Bartleby The Scrivener 1/13/2003
11. Forgetfulness 1/13/2003
12. I Ask You 1/13/2003
13. I Chop Some Parsley While Listening To Art Blakey's Version Of "Three Blind Mice" 1/13/2003
14. I Go Back To The House For A Book 1/13/2003
15. Introduction To Poetry 1/13/2003
16. Invention 1/13/2003
17. Japan 1/13/2003
18. Litany 1/13/2003
19. Madmen 1/13/2003
20. Man Listening To Disc 1/13/2003

Pinup

The murkiness of the local garage is not so dense
that you cannot make out the calendar of pinup
drawings on the wall above a bench of tools.
Your ears are ringing with the sound of
the mechanic hammering on your exhaust pipe,
and as you look closer you notice that this month's
is not the one pushing the lawn mower, wearing
a straw hat and very short blue shorts,
her shirt tied in a knot just below her breasts.

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