13. Dear reader
Cleverness is at its peak dear reader,
with all the references to poets from centuries past,
No wonder Collins is a great poet,
his collection is so vast.
We are thrown from allusion to allusion,
through decade after decade,
creating a terrific tone.
A poem of poets,
so captivating and fun,
Collins makes us understand that all poetry is one.
Such use of description,
Collins pulls us right in,
we hang on each word,
like listening to Byrd.
From style to style and past to present,
we discover new ways to appreciate his art.