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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."

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Full Moon of February ( 2010) is Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

February's full moon will reach fullness on February 28th, but why wait until then to look?

Native Americans named the full moon of February THE FULL SNOW MOON. Some called it Full Hunger Moon, even Famine Moon, especially when winter was harsh and hunting halted.






















The Cherokee named it FULL BONY MOON.

Celts called February's moon-- Moon of Ice.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nancy,
That is so interesting, "Full, boney moon." Also,the wren photo
is breathtaking. Glenda Barrett

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Glenda. Gosh, it is good to hear from you. What a winter this has been! I can't wait to see you when the weather warms. Remember, I told you we'd sit on my dek and have a glass of iced tea one day. I am now beginning to believe it will happen.

À LA GRAHAM said...

Love your blog...such amazing photographs! All I shoot these days are food...you remind me to not forget the world around the plate!

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Nancy, do you know Mary Oliver's Wolf Moon? One of my favorites. I'm trying to do a Wolf Moon too without echoing hers. Hard.
Love the photos! K.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Nancy, full moons are gorgeous to see. Your photos are beautiful. I always enjoy stopping by and seeing life through your lens.
Sam

Nancy Simpson said...

Hello Tonya, Thanks for stopping by my site and thank you for becomming a follower. I appreciate it very much and went right away to see your site. It is beautiful and delicious. I wish you the most success with it.

Nancy Simpson said...

Hello Kay, Mary Oliver's Wolf Moon poems seemed so familiar to me, I thought for sure I had a copy of it.
But, no. It's not in the books I have. I remember reading it and some of her other moon poems. Well, three more nights an it'll be time to howl.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Nancy,
I enjoyed your posting about the full moon of February. It's so interesting the different names given to this moon. Great posting.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Brenda Kay. The moon is almost full now. It is beautiful.

I like the names too. Full Bony Moon. I'd like to get that into a poem.