Thursday, October 15, 2009

Divorce by Billy Collins


I am just finishing Ballistics by Billy Collins.

Toward the end of the book is this gem of a poem:

Divorce

Once, two spoons in bed,
now tined forks

across a granite table
and the knives they have hired.




4 comments:

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

Billy's a master -- it's a great one!

Anonymous said...

Just finished the book, and that poem jumped out and grabbed me as well. Billy Collins is the best.

mbhebert said...

Ouch. I'm both a knife and a BC fan. This stings.

Anonymous said...

Cam anyone help me understand in deeph ehst this poem is saying? What is the overall theme? Figurative language? Writting style?