Sunday Poems 8/6/17

Sunday Funday
Each and every Sunday, we share a poem to lighten our soul. Comment your thoughts, short story or any poems you will love to see in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us like and share.
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. 
I say drop a mouse into a poem 

and watch him probe his way out, 
or walk inside the poem’s room 

and feel the walls for a light switch. 
I want them to waterski 

across the surface of a poem 

waving at the author’s name on the shore. 
But all they want to do 

is tie the poem to a chair with rope 

and torture a confession out of it. 
They begin beating it with a hose 

to find out what it really means.

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