with. Biography. 22 March 1941 Born in New York City. Work cited for pictures. http://clatterymachinery.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/billy-collins-action-poetry-collage.jpg. The First Night it never occurred to me that day and night
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The First Night
it never occurred to me that day and night
would continue to circle each other in the ring of death,
but now you have me wondering
if there will also be a sun and a moon
and will the dead gather to watch them rise and set
then repair, each soul alone,
to some ghastly equivalent of a bed.
Or will the first night be the only night,
a darkness for which we have no other name?
by Billy Collins