Billy Collins

(22 March 1941 - / New York City)

Poems of Billy Collins

21. Marginalia 1/13/2003
22. Neither Snow 1/13/2003
23. Nightclub 1/13/2003
24. Nostalgia 1/13/2003
25. On Turning Ten 1/13/2003
26. Pinup 1/13/2003
27. Reading An Anthology Of Chinese Poems Of The Sung Dynasty, I Pause To Admire The Length And Clarity Of Their Titles 1/13/2003
28. Shoveling Snow With Buddha 1/13/2003
29. Snow Day 1/13/2003
30. Study In Orange And White 1/13/2003
31. Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes 1/7/2004
32. The Art Of Drowning 1/13/2003
33. The Best Cigarette 1/13/2003
34. The First Dream 1/13/2003
35. The Iron Bridge 1/13/2003
36. The Names 10/5/2011
37. The Only Day In Existence 1/13/2003
38. Thesaurus 1/13/2003
39. Today 1/13/2003
40. Tomes 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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