Monday, January 13, 2003

Introduction To Poetry Comments

Rating: 4.4

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide


Billy Collins

I am a lecturer/professor (=lecturer in the roman countries is the same as professor title) bit a problem for me to go back to my students years, but this poem is very imaginable for persons who write poetry. Hilarious undertone, but.....of course excellent!

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Larry Lynch 24 March 2021

I taught this poem in CompII. The reference to author's connedtion to reader was applied across other poems of distinction we studied. A wonderful teaching poem.

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Captain Cur 11 February 2021

A brilliant write. I can relate to the torture part. Most of my poems are tortured. But they seem to like it. lol.

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Varsha M 11 February 2021

A magnificent journey as i imagined the mouse's nasty hasty move catching my attention unyil i was thrown off board to realise the truth of encaptivating meaning and torturous understanding domain. I have no words to admire the most beautiful work. Into my favourite.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 11 February 2021

A wonderful poem full of wit imbued with compelling imagery.

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Dr Antony Theodore 18 December 2020

I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, or walk inside the poem's room and feel the walls for a light switch. Great imagination. tony

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Jimmy 15 October 2020

No way my birthday is in like 5 days, oh yeah and this poem is pretty ok.

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Mahtab Bangalee 07 November 2019

all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it.// it wonders me

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Michael Walker 19 September 2019

Vivid imagery indeed. All the ways you can teach poetry. I know. I did that.

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Jane Campion 07 August 2019

To torture a poem to it squeals we see our destiny.

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Britte Ninad 08 July 2019

I want them to waterski across the surface of a poem waving at the author's name on the shore. ||| brilliant writing, brilliant poem shared

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Ankusha 22 January 2019

Nice.. check out dream world by ankusha for some more wonderful poems...

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Sukirty 03 December 2018

Thanks for poem Iove it

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hiloolollolo 29 September 2018

fxck this is shxt lol

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Raynolds Moseamedi 03 September 2018

A great poem, thank you Billy for sharing

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Boyo Bulatao 03 August 2018

How can I contribute a poem here? Thanks!

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Ruth Walters 19 June 2018

I love this poem for your humour, you see the funny side of people trying their damndest to find more in a poet than, maybe, was ever intended.

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Kiran Pillai 16 June 2018

ha ha very nice. Felt it quite well

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Sylvaonyema Uba 13 April 2018

...dropp a mouse into a poem. Nicely written and well communicated. SYLVA-ONYEMA UBA

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Thatogatsi Kgari 16 March 2018

Your poem was amazing

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