Winter Love

By Linda Gregg b. 1942 Linda Gregg
I would like to decorate this silence,   
but my house grows only cleaner
and more plain. The glass chimes I hung   
over the register ring a little
when the heat goes on.
I waited too long to drink my tea.   
It was not hot. It was only warm.


Linda Gregg, “Winter Love” from Chosen By the Lion. Copyright © 1999 by Linda Gregg. Reprinted with the permission of Graywolf Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, www.graywolfpress.org.

Source: Chosen by the Lion (Graywolf Press, 1999)

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Poet Linda Gregg b. 1942

POET’S REGION U.S., Western

Subjects Nature, Winter, Relationships, Living, Disappointment & Failure, Love, Desire, Heartache & Loss

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Born in New York, poet Linda Gregg was raised in Marin County, California. She received both a BA and an MA from San Francisco State University. Gregg has published several collections of poetry, including Too Bright to See (1981); Alma (1985); Things and Flesh (1999), finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry; and All of It Singing: New and Selected Poems, a Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of 2008 and winner of the . . .

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SUBJECT Nature, Winter, Relationships, Living, Disappointment & Failure, Love, Desire, Heartache & Loss

POET’S REGION U.S., Western

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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