Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Readings: One by Collins

The Discovery of Scat

Long before Dizzy,
high on the rising tower at Babel

a bearded carpenter turned
to a stonemason

(barely able to see him
through the veil of clouds),

turned to ask for a wooden nail
and said something
that sounded like
bop ah dooolyah bop.

~ Billy Collins, Questions About Angels



Fiocle said...

Billy Collins is remarkable. Fresh and nice to read. :)

Rodak said...

Yes. I picked this one for its extreme (seeming) simplicity, nuanced by unexpected and delightful connections.