In internet years, this video is basically surfing with the help of a rascal scooter. But, knowing how much you guys love useful videos and poetry, here it is: an animated poem! The author is Billy Collins, and that’s his voice in the video, which could be described as wonderfully monotone.

More wonderful, is the accessibility of his prose. However nervous you are about understanding the work of poets, your anxiety will dissipate when you realize you, too have forgotten the quadratic equation, South American geography and the entire existence of particular books (or people for that matter).

April 29, 2010