Good one, Donna! I wonder what it is about Collins that leads him to write such risible things? Which is not to say he hasn’t written some very fine poems, too. But to me it’s an object lesson in the pitfalls of what I tend to think of as the wisdom school of poetry: like the Dalai Lama’s Twitter feed, a continual reaching for small profundities can quickly become more about the wisdomy style and gesture than any authentic insight, and self-parody ensues.