Book Review - Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins
Poet Laureate Billy Collins writes accessible poetry. It's subtle and real and human. I love his writing and his work seems so easy and off the cuff. I know it's not and I'm sure he agonized over every line. However, his words flow and just tell a story of normal life. Or his everyday observations could have been mine, except way better.
(back cover blurb) Possessed of a unique voice that is at once plain and melodic, Billy Collins has managed to enrich American poetry.
Here's one stanza from "Madmen" They say you can jinx a poem if you talk about it before it is done If you let it out too early, they warn, your poem will fly away and this time they are absolutely right
Or from "Snow Day" Today we woke up to a revolution of snow, its white flag waving over everything the landscape vanished not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness, and beyond these windows
He epitomizes the word sublime.....
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.