Winter Poems

Popular Winter Poems
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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Winter In America
by Gil Scott Heron

From the Indians who welcomed the pilgrims
And to the buffalo who once ruled the plains
Like the vultures circling beneath the dark clouds
Looking for the rain
Looking for the rain

Just like the cities staggered on the coastline
Living in a nation that just can't stand much more
Like the forest buried beneath the highway
Never had a chance to grow


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The Fallen Elm
by John Clare

Old elm that murmured in our chimney top
The sweetest anthem autumn ever made
And into mellow whispering calms would drop
When showers fell on thy many coloured shade
And when dark tempests mimic thunder made -
While darkness came as it would strangle light
With the black tempest of a winter night
That rocked thee like a cradle in thy root -
How did I love to hear the winds upbraid
Thy strength without - while all within was mute.


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by John Keats

Ever let the Fancy roam,
Pleasure never is at home:
At a touch sweet Pleasure melteth,
Like to bubbles when rain pelteth;
Then let winged Fancy wander
Through the thought still spread beyond her:
Open wide the mind's cage-door,
She'll dart forth, and cloudward soar.
O sweet Fancy! let her loose;
Summer's joys are spoilt by use,


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The Frosted Pane
by Sir Charles Geor Roberts

One night came Winter noiselessly, and leaned
Against my window-pane.
In the deep stillness of his heart convened
The ghosts of all his slain.
Leaves, and ephemera, and stars of earth,
And fugitives of grass, --
White spirits loosed from bonds of mortal birth,
He drew them on the glass.

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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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by Evelyn Judy Buehler

ice crystals sunshine
at the sparkle of midday
diamonds underfoot

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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 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)