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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. On Being A Woman , Dorothy Parker
  4. 4. Duns Scotus's Oxford , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  5. 5. Mother And Poet , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  6. 6. Love Songs , Sara Teasdale
  7. 7. De Gustibus--- , Robert Browning
  8. 8. Father Explains , Czeslaw Milosz
  9. 9. The Ballad Of The White Horse , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  10. 10. The Olive Tree , Karl Shapiro
  11. 11. Lepanto , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  12. 12. Italian In England, The , Robert Browning
  13. 13. Humanitad , Oscar Wilde
  14. 14. Thoreau In Italy , Robert Francis
  15. 15. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. .. , George Gordon Byron
  16. 16. The Portrait In The Rock , Pablo Neruda
  17. 17. Ode To Liberty , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  18. 18. The Italian In England , Robert Browning
  19. 19. Austerity Of Poetry , Matthew Arnold
  20. 20. Blessed Among Women --To The Signora Cai.. , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  21. 21. ' Gurgling Stream [revis.. , Margaret Alice Second
  22. 22. A Last Confession , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  23. 23. Theodotus , Constantine P. Cavafy
  24. 24. An Heroic Address To [oxford], Concernin.. , Gabriel Harvey
  25. 25. The Eve Of Revolution , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  26. 26. Homage To Sextus Propertius - I , Ezra Pound
  27. 27. Dear Joanne , Lew Welch
  28. 28. Above Lavender Bay , Henry Lawson
  29. 29. Farewell To Italy , Alfred Austin
  30. 30. Super Flumina Babylonis , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  31. 31. ***orientalism I (The Aftermath) , Sadiqullah Khan
  32. 32. English May , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  33. 33. Keats , Henry Van Dyke
  34. 34. Liberty Enlightening The World , Henry Van Dyke
  35. 35. This Moment, Yearning And Thoughtful , Walt Whitman
  36. 36. Morts De Quatre-Vingt-Douze (Dead Of '92) , Arthur Rimbaud
  37. 37. Promontory , Arthur Rimbaud
  38. 38. His Monument , Franklin P. Adams
  39. 39. The Song Of The Standard , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  40. 40. Sonnet Lii: O Whether , Samuel Daniel
  41. 41. Lines Printed Under The Engraved Portrai.. , John Dryden
  42. 42. The Dream , Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Nor ..
  43. 43. The Halt Before Rome--September 1867 , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  44. 44. She Of The Heavenly Happiness , Michael Shepherd
  45. 45. Draza Bregovich , Leo Yankevich
  46. 46. Sonnet To Italy , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  47. 47. To Italy. (From Filicaja) , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  48. 48. *polka , nimal dunuhinga
  49. 49. Patria , Henry Van Dyke
  50. 50. Farewell To Italy , Frances Anne Kemble
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