Billy Collins

(22 March 1941 - / New York City)

I Chop Some Parsley While Listening To Art Blakey's Version Of "Three Blind Mice" - Poem by Billy Collins

And I start wondering how they came to be blind.
If it was congenital, they could be brothers and sister,
and I think of the poor mother
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Comments about I Chop Some Parsley While Listening To Art Blakey's Version Of "Three Blind Mice" by Billy Collins

  • (10/25/2016 12:36:00 PM)

    Three Blind Mice
    I simply cannot stomach this Collinsian hyper cogiation over simple things. Who in his right mind ever thought such absurd things about the three blind mice? Was it congenital? come on! Give me a break. Tell me something honest and worth knowing, not this intellectual posturing that cannot bear even one second of honest scrutiny! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • (6/22/2012 12:43:00 PM)

    Wonderful Billy Collins
    Maybe its not three blind mice
    perhaps its mouse mouse mouse
    And what about Sage Rosemary and Thyme
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  • (2/17/2006 11:15:00 AM)

    This is the cleverest thing I have ever read
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  • (4/18/2005 11:42:00 PM)

    Oh my goodness. Billy Collins CAN make a silk purse out of a sow's ears! (and chop parsley at the same time.) Wonderful! (Report) Reply

    Joseph Pedulla (10/25/2016 12:39:00 PM)

    No, it's exactly the opposite! He has made a sow's ear out of a silk purse! He ruins a time-honored tale with his hyper-cogitations. He does it all the time, and it's not one jot honest. Who the hell ever wonders if the blindness of the three blind mice was congenital? He's the cynic! You have to be a cynic to dismantle a nursery rhyme like that! Be a child again, Billy- not an adult looking back with hyper-cogitation on simple things.

  • (3/12/2005 12:41:00 PM)

    love it, it's hysterical! (Report) Reply

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