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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."

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Snow on Christmas Day 2010, in the southern Appalachian Mountains

 Merry Christmas from our house to your house.


Tim sang to me all morning. We burned candles, the new ones and the old ones and the special candle Jeff bought for me a while back. We all sang Silent Night, and I recall that later after we blew out the candles, Tim and I sang "I saw the light, I saw the light..." and Jeremy got great joy because "Light" is the theme of his life.

Jeremy measured the snow and then he took a long walk. In fact, it's 5:07 and he is out walking yet again. Jeremy was supposed to leave going back to Atlanta today but when he came back from his first walk this morning, he came upstairs and said, "Mom, I've decided to stay until tomorrow. It's a white Christmas. How often does that happen?" We could not remember when it has snowed on Christmas here. It's been 37 or more years.

We are snowed in, I'd say. Sorry, we can't get there from here. I'm happy as I can be.  Merry Christmas to all.

Happy Birthday Sasha.

taking his daily walk

(Six and a half inches at 6:30 pm and it is still snowing.)


Glenda Beall said...

What a beautiful day with all the snow and I'm so happy your sons were with you on Christmas.
I love the snow.

Judy Roney said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful snowed in Christmas with us, Nancy. Just beautiful!