A wondrous collection from Billy Collins,former U.S. Poet Laureate and New York Times bestselling author of The Rain in Portugal ΓÇ£The poems are marked by his characteristic humor and arise out of smallbanal momentsunearthing the extraordinary or uncanny in the everyday.ΓÇ¥ΓÇöThe Wall Street Journal Whale Day brings together more than fifty poems and showcases the deft mixing of the playful and the serious that has made Billy Collins one of our countryΓÇÖs most celebrated and widely read poets. Here are poems that leap with whimsy and imaginationyet stay grounded in the familiarcommon things of everyday experience. Collins takes us for a walk with an impossibly ancient dogdiscovers the original way to eat a bananameets an Irish spiderand even invites us to his own funeral. Sensitive to the wonders of being alive as well as the thrill of mortalityWhale Day builds on and amplifies CollinsΓÇÖs reputation as one of AmericaΓÇÖs most interesting and durable poets.
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