Cold Weather Blues? Warm up with Poetry!

Here in the North Carolina Piedmont it seems winter is intent on making an early arrival. With unseasonably cool temperatures and rumors of a snowflake here or there, I’ve been shivering since mid-November.

Hot cocoa, vegetable soup, and a snuggly dog can do wonders for the winter blues, but when you add a healthy dose of poetry, you’re grateful to be inside.

Just for your reading pleasure, I’ll share 5 of the best poems to come my way these days.

Missing the beach? Read Low Tide by UNC’s own Alan Shapiro

Still missing the beach? Try Pelicans in December by J. Allyn Rosser

And on the subject of birds (sort of), try On Leaving the Bachelorette Brunch by Rachel Wetzsteon

Celebrate life, no matter where you are, with Late, in a Time of Splendor by Cate Lycurgus

And finally, just to make you chuckle, check out Tucson, Monday Love by Norman Dubie

Enjoy!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Moore
    Dec 09, 2014 @ 14:56:51

    Ashley, I’ve been reading more poetry lately – glad to get these! Hope you are well, wishing you and yours happy holidays!

    Reply

    • Ashley Memory
      Dec 10, 2014 @ 01:02:35

      Hi Mary! It is so good to hear from you, and I hope you are doing well. Yes, I am enjoying poetry these days myself and catching up on what I’ve been missing out on all these years. I hope you like these poems as much as I do. Happy Holidays!

      Reply

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