Billy Collins

Note to Thomas Stearns Eliot
January 6, 2014 Collins Billy

Note to Thomas Stearns Eliot

 

I just dared to eat

a really big peach

 

while I had on

a pair of plaid shorts

and a blue tee shirt full of holes

 

and little rivers of juice

are now running down my chin

and dripping onto the pool deck.

 

What is your problem, man?

Billy Collins’ latest collection is The Rain in Portugal (Random House, 2016). In 2017, he was admitted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.