I know Poetry Friday isn’t until tomorrow, but these are the poems we read today.

March 29, 2012 @ 4:08 pm | Filed under:

Introduction to Poetry
by Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive…

(Read the rest.)

Because You Asked about the line between Prose and Poetry
by Howard Nemerov

Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle
That while you watched turned to pieces of snow

(Read the rest.)

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Other booknotes: Tale of Tom Kitten; Odyssey for Children (Beanie); 1984 (Jane). Rose read a stack of Seuss to Huck.


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    Ellie says:

    (has the server which holds you blog been having trouble? Because it’s been very difficult to access Bonny Glen lately …)

    I like that Billy Collins poem …

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    Melissa Wiley says:

    I heard the server was down this morning briefly due to a traffic surge (not traffic to this site specifically). You’ve had trouble other times as well? Hmm…disturbing. I’ll look into it. Thanks for the heads-up.