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. The Ballad Of The White Horse , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
- 4. On Being A Woman , Dorothy Parker
- 5. Homage To Sextus Propertius - I , Ezra Pound
- 6. Lepanto , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
- 7. The Portrait In The Rock , Pablo Neruda
- 8. The Olive Tree , Karl Shapiro
- 9. The Traveling Onion , Naomi Shihab Nye
- 10. Ode To Liberty , Percy Bysshe Shelley
- 11. Father Explains , Czeslaw Milosz
- 12. Humanitad , Oscar Wilde
- 13. Mother And Poet , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- 14. Italian In England, The , Robert Browning
- 15. A Last Confession , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
- 16. On Dante's Monument, 1818 , Count Giacomo Leopardi
- 17. Our Lives Are Swiss , Emily Dickinson
- 18. This Moment, Yearning And Thoughtful , Walt Whitman
- 19. Love Songs , Sara Teasdale
- 20. 1117 Italian Haikus , John Knight
- 21. Her&Mdash;"Last Poems" , Emily Dickinson
- 22. Punic Tragedy, Roman Genocide , Paul Hartal
- 23. To Italy , Percy Bysshe Shelley
- 24. Fifa World Cup 2014 - Italy Versus Cost.. , john tiong chunghoo
- 25. 10 Amazing Natural Wonders Of The World! , Harindhar Reddy
- 26. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. .. , George Gordon Byron
- 27. To Italy (1818) , Count Giacomo Leopardi
- 28. Duns Scotus's Oxford , Gerard Manley Hopkins
- 29. Blessed Among Women --To The Signora Cai.. , Algernon Charles Swinburne
- 30. De Gustibus--- , Robert Browning
- 31. The Great Footballers Of Brazil , Francis Duggan
- 32. The Italian In England , Robert Browning
- 33. Thoreau In Italy , Robert Francis
- 34. Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Sic.. , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- 35. To Mary ---- , Percy Bysshe Shelley
- 36. Farewell To Italy , Alfred Austin
- 37. Morts De Quatre-Vingt-Douze (Dead Of '92) , Arthur Rimbaud
- 38. The Pigeon Woman , Francis Duggan
- 39. Promontory , Arthur Rimbaud
- 40. No Better Land Than This , Edgar Albert Guest
- 41. Liberty Enlightening The World , Henry Van Dyke
- 42. An Awaking Global Poetics-An Open Letter.. , Nyein Way
- 43. The Traveller; Or, A Prospect Of Society.. , Oliver Goldsmith
- 44. Words That Describe Your Lips , Atef Ayadi
- 45. Above Lavender Bay , Henry Lawson
- 46. Ayrton Senna , Francis Duggan
- 47. Austerity Of Poetry , Matthew Arnold
- 48. Armpits , gershon hepner
- 49. The Taxman Cometh , Joe Rosochacki
- 50. ' Gurgling Stream [revis.. , Margaret Alice Second
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 ..
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