Sunday, March 4, 2012

TED 2012: Lower Those Anti-Poetry Deflection Shields

Billy Collins, twice poet laureate of the US, announced that he was at TED to give us our recommended daily allowancae of poetry.  Never having been one to read a lot of poetry, I braced myself to listen to some beautiful language while struggling to absorb a deep and subtle meaning.

However, after lowering my 'anti-poetry deflection shield', I sat back and loved Collins' readings of clever, witty poetry.  It was totally accessible.  The audience seemed to agree as Collins received close to a full standing ovation.
For at least this one member of the audience, it inspired me to read some poetry, at least that of Billy Collins.   I recommend you do the same.

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