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(22 March 1941 - / New York City)

I Chop Some Parsley While Listening To Art Blakey's Version Of "Three Blind Mice"

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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  • Philip Edward Price (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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  • Ian Curtis (2/17/2006 11:15:00 AM)

    This is the cleverest thing I have ever read

  • Raynette Eitel (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!

  • Lorri Cardillo (3/12/2005 12:41:00 PM)

    love it, it's hysterical!

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