Billy Collins

(22 March 1941 - / New York City)

Child Development - Poem by Billy Collins

As sure as prehistoric fish grew legs
and sauntered off the beaches into forests
working up some irregular verbs for their
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Comments about Child Development by Billy Collins

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (12/19/2015 10:48:00 PM)


    Oh, yes! Let's hear the truth, Billy Collins, in your way and humorous tone! I tire of all those angelic children lisping sweet words (Report) Reply

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  • Raymond Farrell (10/25/2015 6:08:00 AM)


    Pretty well on the money and light-hearted too. (Report) Reply

  • A Reynolds A Reynolds (10/17/2014 2:25:00 PM)


    Truest poem I've ever read. (Report) Reply

  • Darkangel Flyfree Darkangel Flyfree (11/6/2011 9:36:00 PM)


    this poem is one of those precious poems ever to every living soul if ever understand the poems words and real intention! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Behroz Rabady (7/16/2009 10:22:00 PM)


    Hey I thoroughly enjoyed it......it was hilarious! ! ! and sooooooo true. (Report) Reply

  • Trevor Boley (4/23/2008 3:32:00 PM)


    Billy Collins is a degenerate Robert Frost. A man who slaps his knee at the end of the poem and points at the crowd like he recreated poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Jenny Hijioka (11/13/2006 12:21:00 PM)


    This poem is cute... I know how little kids name call and I can picture a lot of little kids saying these things. I work with kids 5 1/2 months- 15 years old at a health club daycare. (Report) Reply








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