For Billy

Billy Collins

I usually prefer short poems
with their bright burst of enlightenment
like finger-of-god sun rays
that suddenly pierce the clouds

But I savor your longer poems
that touch me from years and miles away
as a growing dawn developing into a sunburst
that I should have expected
but always find me surprised

For more on Billy Collins, check out his page on the Poetry Foundation. Scroll to the bottom for a sampling of his poetry.

This post is one in a series of my creative benefactors. Others include Walking with Thich Nhat Hanh Chopping Veggies with the Buddha  and Sweet Baby James.

Photo of Billy Collins by Steven Kovich.

Originally posted 08/09/2019.


9 thoughts on “For Billy

    1. I’ll have to check out those posts, Denny. He’s one of my favorites, too, and I am inspired by taking an online course right now with him. Hope all is well with you. I’ve been behind in reading posts and writing. Hoping to get back into the swing of it soon. Glad you stopped by.

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