I have found one ripple in the ocean that
catches my focus, and
something stays in my eye
like a whirlpool in the tea cup… 103 more words
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I rather like Billy Collins. His poetry is fresh, simple, easy to understand, and usually a little understated. He takes a moment in time, and expands it just enough for you to take a few breaths and enjoy it. 182 more words
Sincerity is Duffy's final collection of poems as Poet Laureate. Time and its passage are at the heart of this reflective work, which gazes out from the autumn of life. There are moving elegies here for what has departed; whether that be children who have flown the nest, a way of life, literary luminaries, past loves, lost parents or our own youth.
As Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, she finds moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. 123 more words