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I Chop Some Parsley While Listening To Art Blakey's Version Of "Three Blind Mice"

Rating: 4.2
And I start wondering how they came to be blind.
If it was congenital, they could be brothers and sister,
and I think of the poor mother
brooding over her sightless young triplets.

Or was it a common accident, all three caught
in a searing explosion, a firework perhaps?
If not,
if each came to his or her blindness separately,
how did they ever manage to find one another?
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Douglas Scotney 11 December 2016
great cartoon-like defence of mice, B.C.
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Joseph Pedulla 25 October 2016
I simply cannot stomach this Collinsian hyper cogiation over simple things. Who in his right mind ever thought such absurd things about the three blind mice? Was it congenital? come on! Give me a break. Tell me something honest and worth knowing, not this intellectual posturing that cannot bear even one second of honest scrutiny! ! !
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JosephHater 17 February 2021
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Philip Edward Price 22 June 2012
Wonderful Billy Collins Maybe its not three blind mice perhaps its mouse mouse mouse And what about Sage Rosemary and Thyme
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Ian Curtis 17 February 2006
This is the cleverest thing I have ever read Ian
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Raynette Eitel 18 April 2005
Oh my goodness. Billy Collins CAN make a silk purse out of a sow's ears! (and chop parsley at the same time.) Wonderful!
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Lorri Cardillo 12 March 2005
love it, it's hysterical!
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