Poems that Mary Oliver & Billy Collins particularly loved in 2016

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One that Mary Oliver chose:

SHOULD THE FOX COME AGAIN TO MY CABIN IN THE SNOW

Patricia Fargnoli

Then, the winter will have fallen all in white

and the hill will be rising to the north,

Read rest of poem 


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One that Billy Collins chose:

Minor Poem

Bill Knott

The only response
to a child’s grave is
to lie down before it and play dead

(Note: I originally titled this post “Poems that helped Mary Oliver and Billy Collins get through 2016…but then my husband pointed out that “Minor Poem” wasn’t exactly comforting…so I changed the post’s title to “particularly loved.” Sigh.) 


From The Year in Reading New York Times – December 19, 2016

 

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