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! ! Reading The Poems Of Billy Collins

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When did you last turn the pages
of a book of poems as if it were a novel?

and how could a Poet Laureate ‘rejoice’-
as they say in flowery poetic language
in the name of Billy?

and it’s not so much reading
as being with: as if you’re in the same
room with him: he’s over there in the recliner,

self-contained but friendly; he may
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