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