Gerald Hanners


Billy Collins


Billy Collins-wry and somber-the
Indisputable 'poetry king' of our time,
Led us to the Promised Land in
Literary form by freeing us from
Yesterday's old fashioned rhyme.

Collins writes in free verse,
Omitting any rhyming couplets and
Liberating us from
Limiting design, structure and
Irritating poetic rule.
Narrow indulgences like rhythm and rhyme
Seem, somehow, 'old school.'

Submitted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Listen to this poem:

Form:


Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Billy Collins by Gerald Hanners )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

poet Hilaire Belloc

Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes;
Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth,
Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth,
Attempted to Believe Matilda:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The Way You Touch Me, Spiritwind Wood
  2. Forever By You, Spiritwind Wood
  3. Thank You Lord, Kathryn Tyler King
  4. I Wanted You To Know, Spiritwind Wood
  5. Light Of Heaven, Spiritwind Wood
  6. Through Echoes Of The Wind, Spiritwind Wood
  7. Zophy, Luo Zhihai
  8. The Grotto, David Lewis Paget
  9. Heaven's Only Angel, Spiritwind Wood
  10. Deeper into the Sea, Joseph Narusiewicz
[Hata Bildir]