Here is one of her poems chosen for its timeliness:
LIVING THROUGH WINTER
On winter mornings I'm drawn
to the red line encased on the bird feeder.
The air's relation to zero will determine my day.
at twenty-two below I want to crawl into a book;
snuggle under my favorite sheep fleece
and reach for hot tea, lose myself in a fictional world
and stay there 'till spring!
Tasks call with faint voices
until guilt pushes me out.
At twenty-two above I emerge from dormancy
the iron clamp of cold loosened.
The glitter of sun on snow, the white-draped pines
blossoms of snow on bushes begin to delight me.
Each year I vow against the immobilization
of winter's long, dark hours,
and each year I'm caught in that black net.
Well, bears hibernate, trees rest, the very earth sleeps.
Perhaps living through winter with living words
is the way!
Underhill, VT 2003
Lea is donating the sales of her books to the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. They are available at the library. Thank you Lea for being a wonderful supporter of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library!