Beating Poetry with a Hose

Post date: Jan 01, 2012 12:31:2 PM

“Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins addresses the notion of whether a poem should mean something or just wash over you. Ultimately, it can be both, but sometimes you just need to leave the poem to simmer—there’s no need to beat it to death. I’ve just added the poem to the Poems by Others page as a favourite poem I enjoy sharing at poetry readings.