Today I offer a list of some of my new favorite poems, many thanks to my friend Lindsey and a book called Poetry 180 by Billy Collins:
“Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
“Selecting a Reader” by Ted Kooser
“Numbers” by Mary Cornish
“It’s Raining in Love” by Richard Brautigan
“The Late Passenger” by C.S. Lewis
“On not flying to Hawaii” by Alison Luterman
“God says yes to me” by Kaylin Haught
“Smell and Envy” by Douglass Goetsch
“Inside this new love, die.
Your way begins on the other side.
Become the sky.
Take an axe to the prison wall.
Walk out like someone suddenly born into color.
Do it now.
You’re covered with thick cloud.
Slide out the side. Die,
and be quiet. Quietness is the surest sign
that you’ve died.
Your old life was a frantic running
The speechless full moon
comes out now.”