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Analysis and comments on Shoveling Snow With Buddha by Billy Collins

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Comment 6 of 66, added on March 8th, 2012 at 4:52 AM.
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Comment 5 of 66, added on February 10th, 2012 at 5:39 PM.
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Why would senmooe feel for light switches if they do not intend to turn on
the lights? Though the poem is offered by the speaker as an introduction to
poetry, I can’t help but feel that Collins intends a larger and more
diverse audience than students?

Neil from Czech Republic
Comment 4 of 66, added on November 30th, 2010 at 5:28 PM.
Unsure about this poem

This one still gives me pause, after all these years, which I suppose is a
testament to its resonance. But why does there seem to me a bit of laughter
at Buddha? Ah well, he had written a gently satirical poem about his dead
parents as well.

Ujjvala from United States
Comment 3 of 66, added on April 22nd, 2006 at 10:50 AM.

I persuaded our Faith and Fiction book discussion group at church to read
Billy Collins Sailing Alone Around the Room. Each person had to read a
favorite poem from the book to the group and comment briefly on it. I chose
Shoveling Show with the Buddha. I volunteer as a laundry guy in the local
homeless shelter once a week, and this poem speaks to my service among the
less fortunate doing just some necessary menial work. Helps keep me humble.
Maybe the Buddha is back there helping me sort their laundry. Some hot
chocolate and a card game afterwards sounds like a great idea!

david from United States
Comment 2 of 66, added on December 10th, 2005 at 11:31 AM.

this poem makes me smile. it's witty and thoughtful.

emma from United States
Comment 1 of 66, added on April 8th, 2005 at 8:04 PM.

This poem is so classy!

joe from United States

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Poet: Billy Collins
Poem: Shoveling Snow With Buddha
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