Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive
Leap off the rim of earth across the dome.
It is a night to make the heavens our home
More than the nest whereto apace we strive.
—from "Winter Heavens" by George Meredith
Bid goodnight to every day with a poetic celebration of the natural world. This wonderful anthology of 366 poems gathers verse by W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Edna St. Vincent-Millay, E. Nesbit, Jonathan Swift, W. B. Yeats, and others to chronicle the ever-changing seasons of the year. Read a poem a night in chronological order, or dip into the collection at random whenever your soul craves a literary balm. Bonus: This handsome volume will look gorgeous on your nightstand, so it need never be out of reach. (KG)