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Analysis and comments on Fishing On The Susquehanna In July by Billy Collins

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Comment 3 of 79, added on February 15th, 2007 at 1:23 AM.

Growing up on the banks of the Susquehanna, I stumbled upon this poem and
fell in love with it and Billy Collins. I wont pretend to know what I am
talking about when it comes to literature , but I have always taken this
poem to be about how we have to accept that there are things we just wont
get to experience, though someone else probably did, and we can imagine
them clear as day but never get to experience them. Someone else's lifetime
experiences can be summed up in one painting for someone to marvel about
how they will never experience that. He took a moment out of his day to
admire an experience he probably wont do. I also love the line and
description of "balancing an egg of time"

Dan from United States
Comment 2 of 79, added on January 9th, 2007 at 4:45 PM.

its good

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Comment 1 of 79, added on October 14th, 2005 at 7:17 AM.

This is one of my favoiite poems by a modern poet. Like Archibald
Macleish's "Ars Poetica," it is a description of the art and craft of
poetry. The first few lines are among the funniet in all of literature.
Billy Collin's art and craft mark him as a poet that will be remembered
centuries hence.

Douglass M. Allen from United States

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Poet: Billy Collins
Poem: Fishing On The Susquehanna In July
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Oct 3 2010


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