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Billy Collins Introduction to Poetry

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I couldn't find anything that matched Billy Collins' lovely poem "Introduction to Poetry" with the images he was talking about. so I made this very modest powerpoint. Enjoy!!

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Billy Collins Introduction to Poetry

  1. 1. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>By </li></ul><ul><li>Billy Collins </li></ul>Created by Kate Fuller with acknowledgements to Getty Images and ImageBank
  2. 2. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>or press an ear against its hive . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe his way out, </li></ul>
  5. 5. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>or walk inside the poem's room and feel the walls for a light switch. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>I want them to waterski across the surface of a poem waving at the author's name on the shore. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>But all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>They begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Introduction to Poetry <ul><li>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. </li></ul>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. Billy Collins

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