Sunday, May 22, 2011

Earth: a globe

Billy Collins new book of poetry is now in my hands.
"Horoscopes for the Dead". What a gruesome title, what enjoyable poems.

From the poem "The New Globe", page 39.

"It was a birthday gift..."

"...glows from within at night..."
"... all its multicolored countries..."

"... its blue pelagic expanses..."
"... You will not see a seabird or a fellow sitting on a wall..."

"Just don't get lost like me..."
The blue planet.


Kathy said...

An interesting collection of globes. Is it yours?

Banjo52 said...

I have that Bright Wings book, but haven't read in it yet.

Sandra said...

the second globe is beautiful, never seen anything like it. i too wonder if these are all yours.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Yes, Kathy/Sandra.. all mine. More on the shelves. Wanna see 'em?
Banjo - the book is fun reference material for bird poems. And bird drawings.

Thérèse said...

A simple poem which says it all. And a lovely collection of globes to illustrate it... I must admit not knowing this Billy Collins.

Pat MacKenzie said...

I love globes and at one time had a small collection, which gradulaly got lost in our many moves. I love this entry and your photos.

Paula said...

Duuuuuuude! Glowbular!

Petrea Burchard said...

Wow, Brenda, these are fab.

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