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Bob Holman & Margery Snyder

Winter’s Hanging On...

By February 24, 2011

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We are approaching the end of February, but it feels like winter still has a strong grip on North America this year... the weather forecasters are even talking about snow at sea level on the streets of San Francisco tomorrow, for the first time in 35 years! To celebrate the season, we’ve added several new poems to our winter collection:

  • Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, from A Child’s Garden of Verses, “Winter-Time”—
    Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
    A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
    Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
    A blood-red orange, sets again....
  • Flightless Bird” by Jim Finnegan—a brand-new and delightful take on the perils of a “February, Sunday morning, retrieving the newpaper without putting in one's contacts...”
  • From Cold Unblinking Eyes” by Salvatore Buttaci—winter personified as an imperious wand-waving woman
  • Land of Long Shadows” by Ruth Hill—a lovely landscape poem
  • The Migrant” by Jack Peachum—another personification of the season, this time as an itinerant hobo who moves in, trailing “icy stars... freezing rain... a chill wind...”

Comments

March 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm
(1) Joseph D. Smith says:

I am going to miss the snow,
Winter this year put on a great show!
When all is said and done,
Winter will leave us all stunned.

Anyway, I hope that everyone enjoyed the winter season as much as I have!

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