BILLY COLLINS READS
Although his poems are not regular,
Composed of neatly measured rhyming lines,
His attitude is so avuncular
You come to see he has other designs
By which to cast a true poetic spell,
Foremost of which: a story line that lures
You in, hooks you and makes you want to dwell
In this charmed space as long as it endures.
Not William Collins or just W. J.,
He goes unstuffily as merely Billy,
And when he reads, folks always want to stay
For what’s profound or what’s just simply silly.
Here is a Poet Laureate with charm
Who can the fustiest of us disarm.