Tonight I went to hear Aimee Mann and Billy Collins. Billy did not sing. Aimee did not recite poems. But they mused about the similarity. Aimee even put music to one of Billy’s poems. They agreed it wasn’t bad but it didn’t work.
So why were they put together, these two uncombineable elements? Because where they come from and where they land is the same.
poet singer words song
each is different except
where they start and end