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Analysis and comments on Consolation by Billy Collins

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Comment 12 of 62, added on September 20th, 2012 at 7:46 AM.

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Comment 10 of 62, added on March 20th, 2012 at 4:46 PM.

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Comment 9 of 62, added on March 9th, 2012 at 5:11 AM.

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Comment 8 of 62, added on May 28th, 2011 at 5:22 AM.

Just found this poem and find it brillant! How old is Billy Collins? I read
the poem thinking he was a young man, but the content makes me think he is

Sarah Jaeschke from Korea, South
Comment 7 of 62, added on November 11th, 2008 at 4:23 AM.

Wonderful, deceptively, simple use of language - 'eggs over easy' an old
Americanism but utterly untranslatable and all the better for it!

Sean McNally from Ireland
Comment 6 of 62, added on August 27th, 2007 at 4:25 AM.

how quietful is this poem and with so much siplicity and art...Thank you

yann rolland from France
Comment 5 of 62, added on March 16th, 2006 at 11:32 AM.

Billy has a beautiful simplicity. This can be a problem with some people
in that they might think that they have the whole poem after one reading.
Not so. Below the surface, as below the surface of less lucid poems, is
more meaning.

Larry Syldan from United States
Comment 4 of 62, added on February 21st, 2006 at 10:31 AM.

a fine poem.

Joy from United States
Comment 3 of 62, added on November 17th, 2005 at 3:38 PM.

I love the poems of Billy Collins. What I cannot stand is trying to read
his poems in silence while the ads on the web page flash and dance and
shout "Look at me! Look at me!"

David from United States

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Poet: Billy Collins
Poem: Consolation
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Aug 21 2007

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