Billy Collins

(22 March 1941 - / New York City)

Consolation - Poem by Billy Collins

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How agreeable it is not to be touring Italy this summer,
wandering her cities and ascending her torrid hilltowns.
How much better to cruise these local, familiar streets,
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Comments about Consolation by Billy Collins

  • Rookie Tired of Being Exploited (5/25/2007 12:51:00 PM)

    Nothing in the world makes you love home so much as being gone far from it for far too long. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Mara Seer (8/31/2006 12:26:00 PM)

    Writing this from a hotspot in Assisi, Italia, where I have been wanting to find and share this poem with other wannabe ex-pats for six months now. Just discovered this website this morning, thank you, thank you! My books of Billy Collins' poems are almost the only things I miss from home. And Collins' love and understanding of Italy - its people, its food, its wine, its gioia di vivere - shine through in several other poems as well. (Report) Reply








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