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