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5.0 out of 5 stars the trouble with poetry and other poems, 4 July 2010
This review is from: The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems (Paperback)
Billy Collins America's most popular living poet is not well known in Britain. If you like reading poetry you will enjoy this Master. If you are not interested in poetry Billy Collins will engage and convert you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, benevolent and humanitarian!!, 22 Jun 2009
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This collection by Collins is witty, benevolent and humanitarian. Collins writes about daily matters and big questions in a profound and original way.
I love these verses from "The Lanyard"in which Collins depicts the relation of a boy with his mother:

"Here are thousands of meals, she said,
and here is clothing and a good education.
And here is your lanyard, I replied,
which I made with a little help from a counselor.

Here is a breathing body and a beating heart,
strong legs, bones and teeth,
and two clear eyes to read the world, she whispered,
and here, I said, is the lanyard I made at camp..."

Brilliant poems worth reading.

Joyce Akesson, author of Love's Thrilling Dimensions
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5.0 out of 5 stars Billy is fun...fun....fun.............fun.............................fun., 20 Nov 2013
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New to Billy. He is brilliant to say the least. Finds complicity between the mundane and obscure. Can be very funny. Always intuitive . Fun to read. No trouble with his. Not sure about the cover : but that's poetry for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 19 Nov 2013
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I really love this book. The cover image is evocative and the contents do not disappoint. The poems of Billy Collins in the book are often based on the daily life and sometimes about the process of writing. They have a delicate magic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 13 Dec 2012
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More of Billy Collins great poems that never have a single word more than they need, sad and funny ion the same page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Aug 2014
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The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems by Billy Collins (Paperback - 13 Mar 2007)
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