Walking Home

The cold, blue light of winter—the way it flattens, and the cold flattens us—seems to cast every moment into a shadow of memory.

But the poet R.A. Villenueva revives this imagery, making memory burn as bright as a hot flame in his poem "In the Winter We," from his book Reliquaria

The word 'reliquary' refers to a holding place for holy relics—relics like childhood memories, and all that comes alive even in the dead of winter. Watch this poem brought to beautiful life in this short animated film.