I have SO many poems to share it’s hard to choose just one a day! I might have to share more than one from several books because I love them so much. Today’s poem comes from a picture book anthology called “Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems.” These are poems that again celebrate the seasons and were collected by one of my new favorite poetry anthologists (I’ve been tracking down his many anthologies and slowly devouring the poetry within): Paul B. Janeczko. AND this particular picture book was illustrated by one of my favorite illustrators: Melissa Sweet. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this collection. The poems themselves are short little gems, but the art work is what really brings them alive. If you can track down a copy, you must!
Today I will share one of my favorite Robert Frost poems that was added to this collection (much to my delight). “Dust of Snow” is in the winter section of the book, but as it’s still winter here in Alaska, I thought I should probably share a winter poem or two. And I admit that I absolutely adore the companion painting. The play of light and shadow, as well as the multiple depictions of snow almost takes my breath away. As the image is large enough to read the poem, I will not retype it here today. (If you can’t read it, let me know and I will change that.)