Category Archive: billy collins

Poetry Friday: A Snow Day with No Snow to Speak of… YET!

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Nearly every school in Rhode Island seems to be closed today due to the impending snow. My school is no exception. Today’s school day was called-off yesterday afternoon when the weather reports became… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: A Little Billy Collins For You

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Bonnie mentioned a Billy Collins Poem, “The Names,” in a comment she left yesterday. While he’s one of my favorite poets (new favorites), I have to admit that I didn’t know about this… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Breathing-in Life

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Yes, it’s true. I’m submitting another Billy Collins Poem that’s moved me for this week’s Poetry Friday. It’s entitled “Days” and it makes me feel that life is something that should be breathed-in,… Continue reading

Poetry Friday Is Here! (Please scroll down to submit your poem using Mr. Linky.)

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Billy Collins’ Poetry continues to inspire me. The following Collins Poem, “Earthling” was published in The Apple That Astonished Paris. It resonated with me yesterday since I spent a great deal of time… Continue reading

Poetry Friday… Another Billy Collins Poem

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I’m up way too early this morning. I think I’m excited to finally be going to the Cape today. Hence, I thought this was the perfect poem for me to post since I’m… Continue reading

POETRY FRIDAY: On Turning Ten

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I’m still in my Billy Collins Poetry Kick. Here’s one that purely captures the essence of making it into the double digits of life! On Turning Ten The whole idea of it makes… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: A Poem by Billy Collins

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I’m still on my Billy Collins kick. This has been going on since Saturday… I’m just loving his work. Here’s one I especially like: Introduction to Poetry I ask them to take a… Continue reading

Haiku

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I pulled the grays out but they’re sprouting back again they make me feel old. I wrote this after hearing Billy Collins speak last week. I thought it might be good to write… Continue reading

Advice from Poet Laureate Billy Collins

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I heard Poet Laureate Billy Collins speak today at Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium. He was fascinating, funny, and filled with ideas for teachers on how to be better teachers of poetry. Here… Continue reading