It is my favorite day… in my favorite month. The idea that you can carry poems with you… what a delightful thing! Today we are all sharing some poems for your pockets…
Today, I am sharing one for all of us for whom sleep is, at times, elusive. Apparently, dear Billy Collins is also similarly afflicted and he has some
wisdom wit for us. I have memorized this bit of wit and contemplate it all too frequently… but at least I know I am in good company!
by Billy Collins
Only my hand
but it’s a start.
3:00 AM from Musical Tables © Billy Collins, Random House New York, 2022.
If you want to know more about the delightful Billy Collins, you will find find information here, and here at his website.
Please make sure you stop and see what Kym, Bonny, and Sarah have for your pockets today!
Thank you so much for reading along with us this month!
This is a wonderful poem from Billy Collins and one I’ll think back to the next time I’m awake at 3:00 am. He can even lend some humor to insomnia!
I adore Billy Collins… he has a poem for everything! 🙂
Perfect!!! Nice to know I’m in good company when I wake in the middle of the night.
Ha! That’s great!
Such a great poem (from a great collection) by Billy Collins.
Hysterical! You know, I had a thought to look for a Billy Collins poem for today but ultimately went in another direction. Clearly, it was a good instinct!
Billy Collins is such a great poet. I love the way he writes about ordinary things – like insomnia. Hope you are having a good weekend.