Billy Collins

(22 March 1941 - / New York City)

Billy Collins Poems

1. Walking Across The Atlantic 1/13/2003
2. Tomes 1/13/2003
3. Today 1/13/2003
4. Thesaurus 1/13/2003
5. The Only Day In Existence 1/13/2003
6. The Names 10/5/2011
7. The Iron Bridge 1/13/2003
8. The First Dream 1/13/2003
9. The Best Cigarette 1/13/2003
10. The Art Of Drowning 1/13/2003
11. Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes 1/7/2004
12. Study In Orange And White 1/13/2003
13. Snow Day 1/13/2003
14. Shoveling Snow With Buddha 1/13/2003
15. Reading An Anthology Of Chinese Poems Of The Sung Dynasty, I Pause To Admire The Length And Clarity Of Their Titles 1/13/2003
16. Pinup 1/13/2003
17. On Turning Ten 1/13/2003
18. Nostalgia 1/13/2003
19. Nightclub 1/13/2003
20. Neither Snow 1/13/2003

I Ask You

What scene would I want to be enveloped in
more than this one,
an ordinary night at the kitchen table,
floral wallpaper pressing in,
white cabinets full of glass,
the telephone silent,
a pen tilted back in my hand?

It gives me time to think

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