|Sharing the Seasons, one of Lee Bennett Hopkins’ several wonderful 2010 anthologies, is a Cybils Finalist and one of my favorite poetry books of the year. It explores all the seasons, and after a cross-country ski outing this morning, I need to share a lovely poem from the Winter section.|
We build our beds
inside this barn,
with shreds of cloth,
old rags, twine. A room
where we can winter-dine
to chime of ice, by windows full
of snowflake art. With dreams of crumb,
cracker, tart, inside this old
wind-whistling place, this cold
and tiny mousekin space,
we cuddle to chase
the chill away,
imagining an April day.
–Rebecca Kai Dotlich, all rights reserved, reprinted with Rebecca’s permission
Rebecca‘s been working in other genres besides poetry lately, so it’s a treat to find her sparkling poetry in anthologies. Isn’t this lovely and cozy and cheery? She has filled it with charming’details–objects, things to hear, feel, smell…all the things that put me right INTO that scene! Her poetry is always so rich that way.
Irene Latham has the Poetry Friday Roundup. It’s always the right season for poetry, so head over and enrich your day!