Billy Collins (1941- )

I Ask You

What scene would I want to be enveloped in
more than this one,
an ordinary night at the kitchen table,
floral wallpaper pressing in,
white cabinets full of glass,
the telephone silent,
a pen tilted back in my hand?

It gives me time to think
about all that is going on outside--
leaves gathering in corners,
lichen greening the high grey rocks,
while over the dunes the world sails on,
huge, ocean-going, history bubbling in its wake.

To read the rest, see I Ask You at Poem Hunter.


Runescape Gold said…

Incredible, this is beautiful. Think about all the studying along with producing you could do this... Frosty in the winter months even though.D3 Gold

Buy GW2 Gold

Popular posts from this blog

A bridal shower devotional

Mama and Claire

Eagle Scout Court of Honor