Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Poetry Wednesday--Billy Collins

For Poetry Wednesday this week, we are featuring Billy Collins' poem, Forgetfulness.   The older I get, the more I identify with this poem.

2 comments:

TACParent said...

I identify with this poem too! When he talks about the planets I couldn't help but think, "Yeah, and it doesn't help when 'they' keep changing what we memorized." In my mind Pluto will always be a planet. And when I do simple Math I will "carry" and "borrow" not "regroup," ; )

Dymphna said...

Exactly!! I remember my grandmother saying "Nought and nought is nought" when she was helping me with my math, and I thought, "What's 'nought'!?!"

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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