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Analysis and comments on Forgetfulness by Billy Collins

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Comment 4 of 64, added on November 13th, 2007 at 4:39 PM.

yes, much of my memory has retired to a little fishing village with no
phones, but as a friend once said' first your memory goes, then hearing,
then sight-soon all will be peaceful...'

marilyn mckinstry from United States
Comment 3 of 64, added on December 19th, 2005 at 1:37 PM.

I heard Mr. Collins read this on Selected Shorts about 6 weeks ago and
loved it. It took me half an hour of intense Googling to find his name and
the name of the poem, both of which I'd forgotten. I'll write it down this

Melissa K. from United States
Comment 2 of 64, added on November 6th, 2005 at 1:50 PM.

I have been floating down this river for a long time.. I can't remember
where it ends!

Mary Ann N from United States
Comment 1 of 64, added on September 29th, 2005 at 10:05 PM.

I was going to say something very important about this poem, and for the
life of me, I can't remember it now.

Jim K. from United States

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Poet: Billy Collins
Poem: Forgetfulness
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: May 5 2014

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