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Mini Review: Ballistics by Billy Collins

Ballistics by Billy Collins


Another wonderful collection by Billy Collins. I read this right after Horoscopes for the Dead, and at first I felt there were fewer poems I connected with in this book, but after section one, I liked a lot more. Collins has a way of making quiet, ordinary moments and scenes seem significant. I would be nervous to spend time with him, because he seems to have such a keen eye and intuition that he notices everything;-)

My favorites were:

No Things

Greek and Roman Statuary

The Future (probably my favorite in the whole collection)

Carpe Diem

New Year's Day



Baby Listenings

What Love Does

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