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Sailing Alone Around the Room Billy Collins Page 4 Walking Across the Atlantic I can’t wait for the holiday crowd to clear the beach before stepping onto the first wave. Soon I am walking across the Atlantic thinking about Spain checking for whales, watersprouts. I feel the water holding up my shifting weight. Tonight I will sleep on its rocking surface. But for now I try to imagine what this must look like to the fish below, the bottoms of my feet appearing, disappearing. I like this poem for its substantial image of being able to walk across an ocean,
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Unformatted text preview: simply forgetting the limits of life and having the freedom to do whatever you please. Billy Collins expressed this very clearly and profoundly to me as he described his intention to walk across the Atlantic without consequences or any negative problems. There was no fear of getting too cold or getting hypothermia or drowning; only the positive effects of were described and illustrated through this poem....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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