Billy Collins

American poet, Billy Collins is the author of Sailing Alone Around the Room (2001), Nine Horses: Poems (2002), The Trouble with Poetry (2005), Ballistics (2008), Horoscopes for the Dead (2011), Aimless Love (2013), and The Rain in Portugal (2016).

The Garland

I would like to be laid to rest in a big tomb topped by a stone figure of an ang…