I'm hoping for snow today. Cold temperatures and gray skies surely add up to snow. Even if Mother Nature doesn't grant me my wish, I'm going to dig out the picture book version of Robert Frost's classic poem Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening, which was illustrated by Susan Jeffers. She pictures a bearded traveller in a red plaid jacket who leaves bird seed and hay for the animals in Frost's woods. It's a lovely book, well suited to reading by the fireplace on a cold night, especially at the time of the winter solstice (December 22nd in '07). After all, the poem takes place on "the darkest evening of the year."
Stop by Becky's Book Reviews for today's Poetry Friday roundup.