Billy Collins

(22 March 1941 - / New York City)

Nostalgia - Poem by Billy Collins

Remember the 1340's? We were doing a dance called the Catapult.
You always wore brown, the color craze of the decade,
and I was draped in one of those capes that were popular,
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Comments about Nostalgia by Billy Collins

  • Spock The Vegan (3/1/2017 3:32:00 PM)

    Wow, Billy! Can I borrow your time machine? (Report) Reply

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  • (10/26/2016 5:42:00 AM)

    and the Latin names of flowers? ? ? Come on, Billy. Just say nasturtiums! Why this pretense of intellect? Why the overly drawn out image? These poems are nothing but pablum and Hallmark Cards! (Report) Reply

  • (8/13/2009 2:02:00 PM)

    Funny thing, Berd - he was saying just the same about you the other day.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/12/2009 8:26:00 PM)

    From mawkish to sentimental to pseudo- profound. Well I guess one can't accuse poetry of being 'highbrow' anymore. What a pedestrian mind! (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (12/11/2008 8:52:00 AM)

    What a novel way with Nostalgia - - taken from the standpoint of the genesis of man this makes much sense. Why not communal nostalgia - if we probe long enough into the communal mind we are bound to unearth such memories.... written here of course with humour too..... salutations dear Sire - - - from Lady Fay of Cornwall U.K. on this auspicious day in 1570 say. (Report) Reply

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