By Billy Collins
From the two-term Poet Laureate of the U.S. Billy Collins comes his first quantity of recent and chosen poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with beneficiant decisions from his 4 newest books—Nine Horses, the difficulty with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the useless. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings jointly undeniable speech with resourceful shock, is obviously heard on each web page, reminding us how he has controlled to complement the tapestry of latest poetry and vastly extend its viewers. His paintings is featured in best literary magazines comparable to the hot Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out examining venues all around the nation. showing frequently within the most sensible American Poetry sequence, his poems entice readers and reside audiences in all places and feature been translated into greater than a dozen languages. through turns playful, ironic, and critical, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of lifestyle whereas prime the reader into zones of encouraged ask yourself. within the poet’s personal phrases, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and result in Oz.” referring to the topics of affection, loss, pleasure, and poetry itself, those poems show off the easiest paintings of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker).
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Extra resources for Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems
11 декабря 1910 Царкое Село Grey-eyed king Inconsolable anguish, I hail your sting! Yesterday died the grey-eyed king. The autumn evening was stifling and red, My husband returned and casually said: “Back from the hunt, with his body they walked, They found him lying beside the old oak. I pity the queen. So young! Passed away!...
11 декабря 1910 Царкое Село Grey-eyed king Inconsolable anguish, I hail your sting! Yesterday died the grey-eyed king. The autumn evening was stifling and red, My husband returned and casually said: “Back from the hunt, with his body they walked, They found him lying beside the old oak.
1910 Царское Село III Dark blue evening. Winds abate, Lured by the light, I make my way.
Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins