Italy Poems - Poems For Italy
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Consolation - Poem by Billy Collins
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,
fully grasping the meaning of every roadsign and billboard
and all the sudden hand gestures of my compatriots.
There are no abbeys here, no crumbling frescoes or famous
domes and there is no need to memorize a succession
of kings or tour the dripping corners of a dungeon.
No need to stand around a sarcophagus, see Napoleon's
little bed on Elba, or view the bones of a saint under glass.
How much better to command the simple precinct of home
than be dwarfed by pillar, arch, and basilica.
Why hide my head in phrase books and wrinkled maps?
Why feed scenery into a hungry, one-eyes camera
eager to eat the world one monument at a time?
Instead of slouching in a café ignorant of the word for ice,
I will head down to the coffee shop and the waitress
known as Dot. I will slide into the flow of the morning
paper, all language barriers down,
rivers of idiom running freely, eggs over easy on the way.
And after breakfast, I will not have to find someone
willing to photograph me with my arm around the owner.
I will not puzzle over the bill or record in a journal
what I had to eat and how the sun came in the window.
It is enough to climb back into the car
as if it were the great car of English itself
and sounding my loud vernacular horn, speed off
down a road that will never lead to Rome, not even Bologna.
Poems About Italy
- 1. Consolation , Billy Collins
- 2. Laughter And Tears Ix , Khalil Gibran
- 3. On Being A Woman , Dorothy Parker
- 4. Duns Scotus's Oxford , Gerard Manley Hopkins
- 5. Mother And Poet , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- 6. Love Songs , Sara Teasdale
- 7. De Gustibus--- , Robert Browning
- 8. Father Explains , Czeslaw Milosz
- 9. The Ballad Of The White Horse , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
- 10. The Olive Tree , Karl Shapiro
- 11. Lepanto , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
- 12. Italian In England, The , Robert Browning
- 13. Humanitad , Oscar Wilde
- 14. Thoreau In Italy , Robert Francis
- 15. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. .. , George Gordon Byron
- 16. The Portrait In The Rock , Pablo Neruda
- 17. Ode To Liberty , Percy Bysshe Shelley
- 18. The Italian In England , Robert Browning
- 19. Austerity Of Poetry , Matthew Arnold
- 20. Blessed Among Women --To The Signora Cai.. , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 21. ' Gurgling Stream [revis.. , Margaret Alice Second
- 22. A Last Confession , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- 23. Theodotus , Constantine P. Cavafy
- 24. An Heroic Address To [oxford], Concernin.. , Gabriel Harvey
- 25. The Eve Of Revolution , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 26. Homage To Sextus Propertius - I , Ezra Pound
- 27. Dear Joanne , Lew Welch
- 28. Above Lavender Bay , Henry Lawson
- 29. Farewell To Italy , Alfred Austin
- 30. Super Flumina Babylonis , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 31. ***orientalism I (The Aftermath) , Sadiqullah Khan
- 32. English May , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- 33. Keats , Henry Van Dyke
- 34. Liberty Enlightening The World , Henry Van Dyke
- 35. This Moment, Yearning And Thoughtful , Walt Whitman
- 36. Morts De Quatre-Vingt-Douze (Dead Of '92) , Arthur Rimbaud
- 37. Promontory , Arthur Rimbaud
- 38. His Monument , Franklin P. Adams
- 39. The Song Of The Standard , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 40. Sonnet Lii: O Whether , Samuel Daniel
- 41. Lines Printed Under The Engraved Portrai.. , John Dryden
- 42. The Dream , Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Nor ..
- 43. The Halt Before Rome--September 1867 , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 44. She Of The Heavenly Happiness , Michael Shepherd
- 45. Draza Bregovich , Leo Yankevich
- 46. Sonnet To Italy , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
- 47. To Italy. (From Filicaja) , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- 48. *polka , nimal dunuhinga
- 49. Patria , Henry Van Dyke
- 50. Farewell To Italy , Frances Anne Kemble
New Italy Poems
- The Mess And Outskirts, Sadiqullah Khan
- To Italy, Radclyffe Hall
- North And South, Radclyffe Hall
- Home Of Contrast Beauty, Awasum Terrence
- Narrative Theory, Catherine Pierce
- Graih My Chree. (Love Of My Heart.), Hall Caine
- Daylight Saving Time Begins Today!, nimal dunuhinga
- A Gondola, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
- Mount Etna, nimal dunuhinga
- Caesar Redivivus, Clarence Michael James Stani ..
- carpe diem