Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the opening quote from the book.
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't
select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---
Title: The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems by Billy Collins
I wonder how you are going to feel
when you find out
that I wrote this instead of you.
There were four of us in the car
early that summer evening,
short-hopping from one place to another,
thrown together by a light toss of circumstances.
Comment: the title of the poem is in quotes. The first stanza of each poem is all I gave you. In "You, Reader", Billy Collins teases the reader for not writing the poem before he did. It makes me smile to think of that sort of jab. "The Drive" is about a group of friends out for a drive when the driver starts making belittling comments about"you", which causes the narrator to start picturing the driver's head as a butcher might a cow, with a little map of cuts. He obviously is a comedic poet and i enjoy Collins a lot.