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Ballistics : poems

Author: Billy Collins; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The former U.S. poet laureate and best-selling author of Nine Horses and Around the Room presents a new compilation of his acclaimed poems, some of which have never before been published.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Collins; Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 9781400064915 1400064910
OCLC Number: 185032662
Description: xiii, 112 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Brightly colored boats upturned on the banks of the Charles --
Searching --
High --
The four-moon planet --
Evasive maneuvers --
August --
The poems of others --
Aubade --
No things --
The first night --
January in Paris --
Ballistics --
Pornography --
Greek and Roman statuary --
Quiet --
Scenes of hell --
Hippos on holiday --
Carpe diem --
Lost --
Dublin --
New Year's Day --
The day Lassie died --
Tension --
The golden years --
Vermont, early November --
The effort --
The lamps unlit --
China --
Looking forward --
(detail) --
Le Chien --
Addendum --
On the death of a next-door neighbor --
Separation --
Adage --
The flight of the statues --
Passivity --
Ornithography --
Baby listening --
Bathtub families --
Despair --
The idea of natural history at Key West --
The fish --
A dog on his master --
The great American poem --
What love does --
Divorce --
Liu Yung --
This little piggy went to market --
Old man eating alone in a Chinese restaurant --
The breather --
Oh, my God! --
The mortal coil --
The future --
Envoy.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Billy Collins.
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The former U.S. poet laureate and best-selling author of Nine Horses and Around the Room presents a new compilation of his acclaimed poems, some of which have never before been published.

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