“The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.” ~James Bryce
Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Trouble with Poetry
The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins is a collection of beautiful poems by the former U.S. Poet Laureate. Collins is definitely a "poet for the people." His poetry is simple and easy to understand but so beautiful and truthful all at the same time. This is a book you can pick up and read one poem from in order to get so much from a quick read. Read this book if you love poetry, if you don't understand poetry but want to, or if you love the beauty of language. I give it a 10 out of 10.