On The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor, today's poem is "Forgetfulness" by Billy Collins. Click on the poem's title to watch an innovative video with Collins reading this beautiful poem about the slippery ways of memory. This poem will resonate with anyone who has had a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia.
I love to play with words. To capture moments on the page. To explore the physical and spiritual geography of what I call "fly-over country." I write from imagination, observation and my own experience of wandering in fly-over country--the literal, physical spaces of my life on the Minnesota prairie and the inner territory of the soul.