Because words matter.
Because I love Billy Collins.
Here's today's CollinsFest:
Billy Collins on How to Read a Poem Out Loud.
An interview with Billy Collins, at Highlights Parents, about Sharing Poetry with Children.
Billy Collins talking to Noah Adams on NPR.
from his poem, Thesaurus:
I can see my own copy up on a high shelf.
I rarely open it, because I know there is no
such thing as a synonym and because I get nervous
around people who always assemble with their own kind,
forming clubs and nailing signs to closed front doors
while others huddle alone in the dark streets.
I would rather see words out on their own, away
from their families and the warehouse of Roget,
wandering the world where they sometimes fall
in love with a completely different word ....
The round-up this week is at Read. Imagine. Talk.