Very interesting thoughts and the poem is probably right on.I like the solitary chair. Nice photo.In answer to your question, Yes all the "knick knacks" on the table were for sale.The Flea market was the best photo opportunity I have ever seen. I hope to go again next year.
that's a great pair of lines, the best in the poem.
PHOTOWANNABE:There's a huge flea market every Saturday morning in downtown Vienna, but I never managed to get there. Seeing your pictures, I may try harder to do so. ;-)CHARLES GRAMLICH:I agree, and they really hurt, doesn't they? ;-)
very beautiful postI wish you a great summer
Well, you never cease to fascinate :-)
Stop crawling Maalie!You are right about torturing poetry. This is the main reason that I can't stand poetry 'readings'. I hate the soppy way it is read. Poetry is much better read silently to yourself.
EVLAHOS:Thank you!My your summer be a very good one too. :-)MAALIE:Maybe I should write a fan letter to Billy Collins? ;-)LORENZOTHELLAMA:Oh, I beg to differ!I would love being able to once more listen to Billy Collins read one of his poems. I hear his voice and intonation when I read in one of his poetry collections, and that makes all the difference. ;-)Here I have a poem for you:The Railway TrainEmily DickinsonI like to see it lap the Miles—And lick the Valleys up—And stop to feed itself at Tanks—And then—prodigious stepAround a Pile of Mountains—And supercilious peerIn Shanties—by the sides of Roads—And then a Quarry pareTo fit its RibsAnd crawl betweenComplaining all the whileIn horrid—hooting stanza—Then chase itself down Hill—And neigh like Boanerges—Then—punctual as a StarStop—docile and omnipotentAt its own stable door—:-)
This is a very amusing thought....
I immediately recognized the title of this blog-posting.Isn't Collins a gem?[I wonder if someday people will so immediately recognize snippets from my own poetry? Dream on, Cipriano! DREAM ON!]
It was you who put me (a poemophobic), on to Billy Collins!And I loved this poem.And these particular words stuck with me.
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