Monday, January 13, 2003

Flames Comments

Rating: 3.9
Smokey the Bear heads
into the autumn woods
with a red can of gasoline
and a box of wooden matches.

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Billy Collins
COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 29 September 2020
His brown fur gleams under the high sun as his paws, the size of catcher's mitts, crackle into the distance. very good poem. tony
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 25 August 2020
Brilliant piece and how it narrates about the flames being brought under control with professional skills 10+++
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Mahtab Bangalee 24 August 2020
Smokey the Bear was a hero to prevent the wildfire and this poem indicated to this history
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Khairul Ahsan 24 August 2020
'He is sick of dispensing warnings to the careless, the half-wit camper, the dumbbell hiker' - loved these lines. Congratulations on your poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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Deluke Muwanigwa 24 August 2020
Lovely. And of course the fire he lit burned both bear and man.
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weewee 11 September 2019
boringggg i dont like this poem
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Mahtab Bangalee 24 August 2019
His ranger's hat is cocked at a disturbing angle. His brown fur gleams under the high sun............/// the flame of anger excellently expressed here
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Poetic Sky 24 August 2020
Copy n paste again.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 24 August 2019
Wonderful poetic expressions deserving modern poem of the Day.
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Michael Ejire 24 August 2019
He is sick of dispensing warnings to the careless, the half-wit camper, the dumbbell hiker. He is going to show them how a professional does it. Thanks for sharing
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Anil Kumar Panda 24 August 2019
'He is sick of dispensing warnings to the careless, the half-wit camper, the dumbbell hiker.'.. is so nice. Loved it.10+++++
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Malabika Ray Choudhury 24 August 2019
Wow! This is so good! Such a great humour, Mr. Collins! Thank you. He is sick of dispensing warnings to the careless, the half-wit camper, the dumbbell hiker.
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Dr Antony Theodore 24 August 2019
He is sick of dispensing warnings to the careless, the half-wit camper, the dumbbell hiker. a very good poem. tony
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Edward Kofi Louis 24 August 2019
'How a professional does It'! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Aniruddha Pathak 24 August 2019
One can debate on what and how, but humour at its best
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Ratnakar Mandlik 08 July 2019
One of the best poetic expressions of Billy Collins.
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Selelelele 09 January 2018
Poodles love water.
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Jon Lennon 25 September 2014
You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain
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Tom Hatch 08 April 2013
Mr. Collins I love your work...I have dog eared all of your books that we have in my Wilton library. It ain't Alexandria but hasn't burnt down so if I see smokey in town I'll dial 911. Love this
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Dr. Eva L. Shaw 03 June 2010
I always did like Smokey the Bear and now I like him more! Great poem.
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Funny and cute.....
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