Winter Poems

Popular Winter Poems
on: losses that come with loss
by Elisa Janer

taking inventory, what have I lost?
warmth
that desire
to feel warmth in my bones
before,
a craving

and now,
all I long for is cold
I stand outside

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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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Courage
by Robert William Service

Today I opened wide my eyes,
And stared with wonder and surprise,
To see beneath November skies
An apple blossom peer;
Upon a branch as bleak as night
It gleamed exultant on my sight,
A fairy beacon burning bright
Of hope and cheer.

'Alas! ' said I, 'poor foolish thing,

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The Spring
by Thomas Carew

Now that the winter's gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes, and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream;
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
The drowsy cuckoo and the humble-bee.
Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring
In triumph to the world the youthful spring.

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Vacilliation
by William Butler Yeats

I

BETWEEN extremities
Man runs his course;
A brand, or flaming breath.
Comes to destroy
All those antinomies
Of day and night;
The body calls it death,
The heart remorse.

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Recent Winter Poems
on: losses that come with loss
by Elisa Janer

taking inventory, what have I lost?
warmth
that desire
to feel warmth in my bones
before,
a craving

and now,
all I long for is cold
I stand outside

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Between the Two
by Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

The smell of incense was heavy
And guarded the dingy room well.
Time passed slowly like the stifling breath of Yuletide
They were hiding from — the two lovers of Venice —
A woman with dark, luxuriant hair
And a man with a running nose.
Scent-leaf imported from Africa
Roasted over the fireplace with a tangible fragrance.
A lone candle burned and crackled,
Its tallow dripping profusely with crusts of romance —

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pearlescent, glance
by J. Burgess

The moon will never become our sun
Even if it crashed into a desert
With great sheets and burning embers
Of which you mould silver and gold
To shine on a delicate neck
It will float above our earth forever
Pearlescent, our kiss under a tree
Like a stage-light for bright moments
Washing us ashore with the tide
Onto a wet beach with white light

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These Are Snow, As Far As I Know
by Pijush Biswas

These are snow, as far as I know
Then, what immaturity of sun afields these!
Far if I go, would the roads allow
To return my home, or release
Untold worries of the day?

These are snow, as far as I know
Yet, I must go to my dear friend;
The woodland is hard and dry though,
Must say 'SORRY' to mend-

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Cold winter nights
by Saleh Ben Saleh

I sit alone on cold winter nights, thinking of how my life became dreary

Is it something that I had just realised? or is it just another theory?

Am I content with what I have in life? And is life my only query?

There isn’t a year that goes by, without my body slowly growing weary

With age strength is hard to come by, but you do tend to become briery


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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
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    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
  • Adam Bowman
    Adam Bowman (1 poems about Winter)
    03/22/1996, Cincinnati Ohio
  • Joakim Balu
    Joakim Balu (1 poem about Winter)
    March 11, 2005-Montreal