Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book #8: Ballistics by Billy Collins

"Ballistics" by former Poet Laureate Billy Collins was sent to me by my wonderful friend Lisa in Seattle. She sends me the best books and takes the time to check my Goodreads shelves to see what I'm interested in. She saw that I had "Ballistics" listed as to-read and sent it to me.

"Ballistics" is a book of poetry, many times the poems touching on dark elements of life. All of them are straight-forward, not a confusing mass of words. My favorite in the book is titled "The Four-Moon Planet", and not just because it mentions tequila!

After I finished each poem, I couldn't wait to start the next one. I read the entire book in one sitting and have read a few of the poems over again. They made me see things in life from a different perspective.

It was nice to read something a bit different and I'm very glad I came across it.

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