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Nancy Simpson's LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE, New and Selected Poems was published by Carolina Wren Press (N.C. Laureate Series, 2010.) She is the author of ACROSS WATER and NIGHT STUDENT, State Street Press, still available on WWW at Alibris and Books Again. Her poems have been published in Southern Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Georgia Review and other literary magazines. "Carolina Bluebirds" was published in THE POETS GUIDE TO THE BIRDS, Anhinga Press). "Grass" was reprinted in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Southern Poetry Review: DON'T LEAVE HUNGRY ( U.of Arkansas Press.) Seven poems were reprinted in the textbook, SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN POETRY,(McFarland.) Two poems were published in SOLO CAFE, Two more poems were published in SOLO NOVO."In the Nantahala Gorge" was published in Pisgah Review. "Studying Winter" was reprinted in Pirene's Fountain Anthology and "The Collection" in Collecting Life Anthology. Most recently, Southern Poetry Review Edited by James Smith, published "Our Great Depression," and The Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. VII: NORTH CAROLINA,Edited by William Wright, reprinted "Leaving in the Dead of Winter."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Living Above the Frost Line on November 12, 2009







6 comments:

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Nancy,
Your flowers are still stunning "Above the Frost Line." Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography with us. Have a wonderful weekend.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Brenda Kay.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

I can't believe you still have flowers! Your photos are lovely, Nancy.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hi Joan, It is amazing to me too. Almost every leaf has fallen from the trees, but On Nov.15,2009, some flowers are still blooming: Knock Out Roses, May Night Salvia, Nasturtiums, Gloriosa Daisy, New Guinea Impatience. Above the frost line, we get a bit of an extended growing time. I take it as a personal gift and wonder why I am so blessed. Old timers have told us many times to plant apples. I wish we had done so when we were young. I'm not misled into believing this can hold, but until the hard freeze comes, I am going to enjoy every single day. Today has been extra pretty.

karenh said...

And who is the wonderful and mysterious shadow person in the pictures?

Nancy Simpson said...

Hello Karen, Let's talk one of these days soon.

Meanwhile, all I can say is that the photos are not trick photography. I lifted the camera and clicked. It could only be my shadow. It was spooky, given the particlar time and problems of the day, but I took it as a serious message to me to stop feeling sorry for myself and to turn myself around and start moving forward again. Each day get a bit easier.


November 18 - there are still some flowers blooming.