I like to read from bottom to top, from middle to edge

I like to read from bottom to top, from middle to edge

todayspoem:
Billy Collins

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem’s room
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski
across…