Poetry Is A Meal For the Heart

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins reads his poem, “The Lanyard.”  Even though the audience is laughing at times, I read this poem in his book Aimless Love and felt a twinge in my heart, knowing full well I can never repay my own mother, all the while realizing my own children will be at this same crux later in life. This is a powerful poem skillfully presenting the mother-child bond.

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