Friday, January 29, 2016

Poetry Friday: Billy Collins

Because it's January (and I'm already tired of snow on the ground.)

Because Billy Collins makes me happy. (You need only combine the words "Billy" and "Collins" and I will smile stupidly.)

Because this little guy (whom I first discovered about four and a half years ago) makes me laugh every time I listen to him.

Because poetry is magic.

by Billy Collins

(More of his recitations here.)

The Poetry Friday round up is Reading to the Core


Heidi Mordhorst said...

Yep, yep and yep! Thanks for this reminder of joy, Karen.

Mary Lee said...

The look on his face when he turns to the camera and recites, "There is just no way you are the pine scented air..."

What on earth can be going on in his little mind as he recites these words? Do they have any real meaning to him? And when he is 15 and 30 and 60, how will these early memorizations impact his life...his view of life...

But Billy Collins...yes. Always happy-making!

Thanks for the smiles!

Tabatha said...

Very wonderful! I posted this little fellow along with a young conductor a while back. Have you seen the wee conductor?

Catherine said...

Billy Collins always brings a smile to my face, but this little guy is priceless! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Edmisten said...

Tabatha, that wee conductor is adorable. :)
And so happy to share the happiness with the rest of you, too.