This quietly beautiful poem from Patricia Fargnoli's book of poetry Winter is read by Kyle Potvin against a backdrop of winter landscapes.
Patricia Fargnoli, former New Hampshire Poet Laureate (2006–2009) is author of Necessary Light (Utah State University Press, 1999), chosen by Mary Oliver as winner of the May Swenson Poetry Prize, and Duties of the Spirit (Tupelo, 2005), winner of the Jane Kenyon Award. Her book Then, Something (Tupelo, 2009) won the Silver Medal in ForeWord Magazine’s Poetry Book of the Year awards. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, the Hartford College for Women, and the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, she was awarded an honorary BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Arts.
"Like her recurring images of the ocean, loss and sorrow have always washed through Patricia Fargnoli's poems, and they do so seemingly with little blame or anger but with a quietly fierce yearning. Fargnoli is less likely to shake a fist at God or fate than she is to gaze intently out her window at the seasons and the ways they not only change the landscapes of the world and of our inner lives, but how we perceive them." -Alice B. Fogel