great minds think alike

I just discovered that Billy Collins, US poet laureate from 2001-03, also wrote a poem about making love to Emily Dickinson.  Well well.  I hope this means that I have what it takes to one day be the poet laureate of the US.  Perhaps a strange sexual fascination with dead reclusive poets is one of the criteria that the librarian of the US Congress looks for in potential candidates.

You can read the poem by Collins here and my poem (that I swear I came up with before ever having read Collins’ poem) here.

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