Sunday, December 16, 2018

BW51: December Equinox

Cumbria Lake District in Winter 

Winter is approaching in the Northern Hemisphere and Summer in the Southern half of the world as we celebrate the December equinox on the 21st. The equinox is the two times a year when the sun is the closest to the celestial equator, which means it is time for a mini reading challenge. Choose a book with winter or summer themes, with seasonal words in the title, a book about nature or a book of poetry by Emily Dickinson. Select one or more of the words from Emily Dickinson's poem below and find a book with one of those words in the title.

Emily Dickinson

Complete Poems
 Part Two: Nature 


It sifts from leaden sieves, 
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool 
The wrinkles of the road. 

It makes an even face 
Of mountain and of plain,— 
Unbroken forehead from the east 
Unto the east again. 

It reaches to the fence, 
It wraps it, rail by rail, 
Till it is lost in fleeces; 
It flings a crystal veil 

On stump and stack and stem,— 
The summer’s empty room, 
Acres of seams where harvests were,
Recordless, but for them. 

It ruffles wrists of posts, 
As ankles of a queen,— 
Then stills its artisans like ghosts, 
Denying they have been. 

Brit Tripping

Our Brit Trip is taking us down Watling Way to Cumbria which is a beloved vacation spot with its beautiful Lake District .

Link to your reviews. In the Your Name field, type in your name and the name of the book in parenthesis. In the Your URL field paste a link to your post, then check the privacy box and click enter. If you don't have a blog, leave a comment telling us what you have been reading.   

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