at Lewiston Public Library, February 25, 2012
Robert M. Giannetti will give a reading from his new book, Winter Vision, at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. 8th St., Lewiston, NY 14092, on Saturday, February 25th , at 1:30 PM. Winter Vision was recently published in translation in Warsaw, Poland and named Best Book of 2011 in poetry by the Polish Writers Union. The cover artist for the American edition, Joan Turrell, will also display several of her artist books. Event is free and open to the public. Info: 716 754-4720.
Signed copies available for purchase at the event or at Bob’s Olde Books, 716 861-9741. Books may also be purchased through Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com. The title poem from the book is printed below.
WINTER VISION ©2011 Robert M. Giannetti
their leafless branches brittle as thinning hair,
open the view from the path,
exposing the bare hills beyond,
now visible in the distance.
Summer’s cover of billowing,
dense green lushness
has given way
to grey, bony shapes,
the chisel of biting air,
the sculpture of the cold.
The scant light parceled out
in the shortened day
makes precious the blush of color
on the rosy cheeks of a sunrise
beckoning across the vacant landscape,
arousing my ardor, leaving a lust
to continue the journey
remains of the day.