Winter Poems

Popular Winter Poems
January
by John Updike

The days are short,
The sun a spark,
Hung thin between
The dark and dark.

Fat snowy footsteps
Track the floor.
Milk bottles burst
Outside the door.


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First Granddaughter
by Beate E. Verterano

A precious little child
Fashioned by God's own hand,
Sweetness that goes unequaled
by the handiwork of man.

A winter baby sleeping calmly
As mountains beneath a robe of white
And winter winds breathe softly
Of God's gift this wondrous little life.

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Scotch Drink
by Robert Burns

Let other poets raise a fracas
Bout vines, and wines, an drucken Bacchus,
An crabbit names an stories wrack us,
An grate our lug:
I sing the juice Scotch bear can mak us,
In glass or Jug.

O thou, my Muse! guid auld Scotch drink!
Whether thro' wimplin worms thou jink,
Or, richly brown, ream owre the brink,

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by Langston Hughes

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Now, won't that be charming when the last flop-house
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Barbara
by Alexander Smith

ON the Sabbath-day,
   Through the churchyard old and gray,
Over the crisp and yellow leaves I held my rustling way;
And amid the words of mercy, falling on my soul like balms,
'Mid the gorgeous storms of music--in the mellow organ-calms,
'Mid the upward-streaming prayers, and the rich and solemn psalms,
   I stood careless, Barbara.

   My heart was otherwhere,
   While the organ shook the air,

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Recent Winter Poems
Frozen Prisoners
by D G

They tower in muted abstraction over the frosted waste
and the dewfall glitters in petrified suspension.
Their fingers blast the watercolour sky,
clawing in every direction like cursed fractals.
A dead scream of nothing cast into the winter void,
broken voices stolen away in Selene’s cold glow.

Once frothing with life, they now stand petrified and silent.
Anything but serene, they are sentinels of frozen destruction.
The earth’s lumbering axial shift

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Gently Falling Snow
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

Peaceful is the dusk
When snow is softly falling
And ruby sun's just faded

Snowy hills beckon
to eager ones, sledding soon
in the gladsome days of youth!

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Ice
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

ice crystals sunshine
at the sparkle of midday
diamonds underfoot

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December
by Joe Machetto

as winter howls and moans
the stray dog sleeps
inside the moon

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Winter Blue
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

On a crisp clear morning, the sky is deeply blue,
And in the distance I can see, blue mountains too.
Blue jay is in the tree, powdery snow everywhere-
The sky is in the lake, frosty clouds in the air!
The sun lavishes lemon rays, never quite outdone,
While Uranus and Neptune, waltz afar from the sun.

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Popular Poetry Topics
Popular Famous Poets about Winter
  • John Clare
    John Clare (14 poems about Winter)
    13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England
  • James Arlington Wright
    James Arlington Wright (6 poems about Winter)
    13 December 1927 – 25 March 1980 / Ohio
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens (6 poems about Winter)
    October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955 / Pennsylvania / United States
  • Edward Thomas
    Edward Thomas (6 poems about Winter)
    3 March 1878 - 9 April 1917 / London / England
  • Matsuo Basho
    Matsuo Basho (5 poems about Winter)
    1644 - 1694 / Iga Province / Japan
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau (5 poems about Winter)
    12 July 1817 – 6 May 1862 / Concord, Massachusetts
  • Robert Francis
    Robert Francis (4 poems about Winter)
    August 12, 1901 - July 13, 1987 / Pennsylvania / United States
  • Anthony Evan Hecht
    Anthony Evan Hecht (4 poems about Winter)
    16 January 1923 - 20 October 2004 / New York
  • John Arthur Phillips
    John Arthur Phillips (4 poems about Winter)
    1842-1907 / Canada
  • Reginald Shepherd
    Reginald Shepherd (4 poems about Winter)
    April 10, 1963 – September 10, 2008 / New York City
Popular Poets about Winter From Members
  • Barbara Maxwell Deraoui
    Barbara Maxwell Deraoui (3 poems about Winter)
    October 30, 1953- Wisconsin
  • Hannah Woerner
    Hannah Woerner (2 poems about Winter)
    02/28- Marshalltown
  • Sonia Ahmed
    Sonia Ahmed (1 poem about Winter)
    I was born on October 27th in Connecticut. Ever since then, I’ve moved to new places every three years of my life, so I’ve had many diverse experiences and such.
  • Lord Antony
    Lord Antony (1 poems about Winter)
    Poet, at least I think so
  • Brice Bauer
    Brice Bauer (1 poems about Winter)
    October 17, 2000 - Missouri
  • Barry Howarth
    Barry Howarth (1 poems about Winter)
    L.A. 13th
  • Joe Machetto
    Joe Machetto (1 poems about Winter)
    August 29 1951. New Jersey
  • D G
    D G (1 poems about Winter)
    Scotland