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Poet Billy Collins turned 71 today.

by SkinnyDomicile on March 22, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We turn not older with years,
but newer every day.

-- Emily Dickinson (1830-1886),
American poet

American poet Billy Collins (born March 22, 1941) is the author of a poem entitled "Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes."


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