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The Lanyard for Mother's Day

CBC Lanyard.jpgIt's Mother's Day today and many of us will celebrate our mothers and what they've done for us through the years.  We may buy her flowers, or make her breakfast in bed or take her out to dinner. But Billy Collins, the former Poet Laureate of the United States, recalls thanking his mother with a lanyard.

If you don't know what that is, you'll figure it out from his poem - THE LANYARD.

Collins was sure when he was a boy that his gift was grand enough. Now it seems he's not so sure.Here he is, reading his poem.
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