Saturday, April 07, 2007

Poetry in Motion, Day 7 (Billy Collins)

I don't recall when this was signed, but it was most recent of the posters autographed. I took this to the 2004 Dodge Poetry Festival, but Billy Collins was sick and didn't show that day. I love this one, although the framing shop cut it down, so it's smaller than the others in the office.


The fox you lug over your shoulder
in a dark sack
has cut a hole with a knife
and escaped.

The sudden lightness makes you think
you are stronger
as you walk back to your small cottage
through a forest that covers the world.

I found this interpretation, with Billy Collins reading the poem, on YouTube:

Previous BillyBlog Poetry in Motion posts:

from "My Grandmother's New York Apartment" by Elizabeth Alexander (Day 1)
from "A Bouquet" by Bei Dao (Day 2)
"Separation" by W.S. Merwin (Day 3)
"The Groundfall Pear" by Jane Hirshfield (Day 4)
"For Friendship" by Robert Creeley (Day 5)
from "Crazy Horse Speaks" by Sherman Alexie (Day 6)

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