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"OF A ROSE, A LOVELY ROSE", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "lestenyt, lordynges, both elde and yinge"
Last Line: And schyd us fro the fyndes bond
Subject(s): Flowers;roses;winter


"WINTER, BY DE MONSIEUR MARIGNY; DIRECTED TO SIR ROBERT COKE", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Bleak winter is from norway come
Last Line: I winter shall nor feel nor see
Subject(s): Winter


A BECK IN WINTER, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the broad, the shallow, rapid stream
Last Line: And pomp of antlers --
Subject(s): Winter


A CERTAIN SLANT, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Etched on the window were barbarous thistles of frost
Subject(s): Ice; Winter


A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND ANTHEM, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark to the voices of the night
Last Line: On that first christmas night.
Subject(s): Christianity; Christmas Carols; Happiness; Holidays; Singing & Singers; Winter; Joy; Delight; Songs


A CHRISTMAS GLEE; FEIGNED AS FROM ELIZABETHAN COMEDY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With a hey! And a hi! And a hey-ho glee!
Last Line: The christmas holly and the mistletoe!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Winter; Childhood; Nativity, The


A COUNTRY BOY IN WINTER, by SARAH ORNE JEWETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind may blow the snow about
Last Line: But I shall stay at home.
Subject(s): Country Life; Winter


A COURTYARD THAW, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun was strong enough today
Subject(s): Winter; Weather


A DAY IN MARCH, by DAYTON THOMAS GOULD    Poem Text            
First Line: A wraith - like mist drifts down the village street
Last Line: And let life's storms unheeded pass me by.
Subject(s): Storms; Winter


A DEAD BIRD IN WINTER, by EDWARD ROWLAND SILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cold, hard sky and hidden sun
Last Line: From nestled blossoms round my grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hedbrooke, Andrew
Subject(s): Birds; Winter


A DREAM OF WINTER, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: These flowers survive their lover bees
Last Line: The fire that's on his own warm breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Autumn; Robins; Seasons; Winter; Fall


A FENCECROW IN EARLY MARCH, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The last snowdrifts
Subject(s): Winter; Farm Life; Fences; Agriculture; Farmers


A FRAGMENT, by STEPHANE MALLARME    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On battlemented morningside
Last Line: The grasses and the leaves are still.
Subject(s): Wind; Winter


A FUNERAL, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We carried you one sullen winter day
Last Line: Not lovely, friend of friends, for you were dead.
Subject(s): Funerals; Grief; Winter; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness


A GLEE FOR WINTER, by ALFRED DOMETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hence, rude winter! Crabbed
Last Line: Make sweet may of winter weather.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


A GRAVE IN WINTER, by CHARD POWERS SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: Like tremulous spirits the snow flutters down through the
Last Line: Melt in the stream.
Subject(s): Graves; Winter; Tombs; Tombstones


A LOVER'S UNIVERSE, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter comes and takes away the
Last Line: Adventuring with my dear?
Subject(s): Love; Winter


A LYRIC CALENDAR, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Black-winged robbers of the north
Last Line: All day long in the sere oak wood.
Subject(s): Autumn; Calendars; Life; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall


A MID SONG FOR SPRING, by YORK SAMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Early come the pasque flowers
Last Line: When the winter's long!
Subject(s): Nature; Seasons; Spring; Winter


A NEW YEAR GREETING, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark, the new year bells are pealing
Last Line: Start the new year well today!
Subject(s): Greetings; Happiness; Holidays; New Year; Winter; Joy; Delight


A NINTH BIRTHDAY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three times thrice hath winter's rough white wing
Last Line: Three times thrice.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Love; Roundels; Winter


A NOCTURNAL UPON ST. LUCY'S DAY, BEING THE SHORTEST DAY, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's
Last Line: Both the year's, and the day's deep midnight is.
Variant Title(s): A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day, Being The Shortest Day
Subject(s): December; Holidays; Light; Mourning; New Year; Winter; Bereavement


A QUIET WINTER MORNING, by JAMES HERVEY HYSLOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here peace and quiet reign in undisturbed dominion
Last Line: And gentle winds of spring and summer.
Subject(s): Grief; Peace; Winter; Sorrow; Sadness


A ROAR THRO' THE TALL TWIN ELM-TREES, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Am I, dear lady mine.
Subject(s): Winter


A SNOWFLAKE, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once he sang of summer
Last Line: T is winter all the year!
Subject(s): Winter


A SONG FOR WINTER, by F. H. MCMAHON    Poem Text            
First Line: Love is red as the rose
Last Line: Message of red and white.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Winter


A SONG OF WINTER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "cold, cold! / cold tonight is broad moylurg"
Last Line: That is why I say 'cold!'
Subject(s): Winter


A SONG OF WINTER, by EMILY JANE (DAVIS) PFEIFFER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Barb'd blossom of the guarded gorse
Last Line: Bear witness to his human will.
Subject(s): Winter


A SONG OF WINTER WEATHER, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It isn't the foe that we fear
Last Line: And the mud.
Subject(s): Death; War; Winter; World War I; Dead, The; First World War


A VALLEY RIDE IN WINTER, by MARY DUNCAN UPHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: The sunshine struck a glory on the day
Last Line: Of state, the pageant vanishes,—the day is fled.
Subject(s): Day; Nature; Winter


A VERY EXCEPTIONAL ESKIMO, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I tell you a few of the things I know
Last Line: If he didn't, the cold might freeze his dreams!
Subject(s): Arctic; Eskimos; Native Americans; Snow; Winter; Inuit; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


A VISION OF SPRING IN WINTER, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O tender time that love thinks long to see
Last Line: Give back, and half my april back to me.
Subject(s): Flowers; Spring; Vision; Winter


A WIDOW SPEAKS TO THE AURORA'S OF A DECEMBER NIGHT, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My yard with its pines is almost spherical in winter
Last Line: Falling off the dangerous, true edge of daylight.
Subject(s): Night; Quiet Life; Widows & Widowers; Winter; Bedtime


A WINTER DAY, by ALBERT LINDLEY BEANE    Poem Text            
First Line: A winter sky is overcast and gray
Last Line: And free eternally from toil and care.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER DAYBREAK ABOVE VENCE, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Winter; Nature


A WINTER EDEN, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A winter garden in an alder swamp
Last Line: To make it worth life’s while to wake and sport
Subject(s): Winter; Gardens & Gardening


A WINTER HEDGEROW, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wintry wolds are white; the wind
Last Line: The shrewmice sleep 'mid nested leaves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Wind; Winter


A WINTER LANDSCAPE, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night, all day, in dizzy downward flight
Last Line: Herself a star beneath the starry sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER NIGHT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a chilly winter's night
Last Line: Were left in loneliness behind.
Subject(s): Night; Solitude; Winter; Bedtime; Loneliness


A WINTER NIGHT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When biting boreas, fell and doure
Last Line: The most resembles god.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER NIGHT, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My window-pane is starred with frost
Last Line: My heart is crying in the cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER NIGHT, by PRISCILLA JANE THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is cold and frosty
Last Line: Of radiant heav'nly love.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER NOSEGAY, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wither'd winter blossoms
Last Line: Hence! -- from my shelf!
Subject(s): Flowers; Winter


A WINTER PIECE, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the heavy veil you wear
Last Line: On love's warm bosom lies at rest.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER PIECE, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The time has been that these wild solitudes
Last Line: Shall buffet the vexed forests in his rage.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER PIECE, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text            
First Line: A little while ago
Last Line: "where are my blossoms now?"
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER PIECE, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As when the freezing blasts of boreas blow
Last Line: Whose dazling lustre whitens all the skies.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER REVERIE ON A WESTERN PLAIN, by JAMES HERVEY HYSLOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No hills or mountains grace the vast expanse
Last Line: Of earthly gain, the longest hope of many prayers.
Subject(s): Grief; Life; Winter; Sorrow; Sadness


A WINTER RIDE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who shall declare the joy of the running!
Last Line: Joy! With the vigorous earth I am one.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER SCENE AND REFLECTIONS, by JAMES HERVEY HYSLOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To get at nature's finer nobler grace and power
Last Line: Of mind and heart, a lumed light of all eternity.
Subject(s): Life; Memory; Nature; Winter


A WINTER SEA, by GRACE R. LLOYD    Poem Text            
First Line: I love the sea, its mystery
Last Line: On my snow-blocked new england farm.
Subject(s): Sea; Winter; Ocean


A WINTER SONG, by PAULINE FRANCES CAMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, little one with drowsy eyes
Last Line: Come where they wait for thee!
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER SONG; TO ALICE MEYNELL, by HERBERT TRENCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady, through grasses stiff with rime
Last Line: Of rapture!
Subject(s): Meynell, Alice (1847-1922); Winter


A WINTER SUNSET, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A wonderful glory of color
Last Line: Will guerdon thy trusting heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Evening; Winter; Sunset; Twilight


A WINTER THOUGHT, by JABEZ EARLE    Poem Text            
First Line: The man whose constitution's strong
Last Line: "does all his damps and darkness clear."
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER TWILIGHT, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: The year has reached december days
Last Line: And so he dreams himself to rest.
Subject(s): Animals; December; Dogs; Friendship; Man-woman Relationships; Winter; Male-female Relations


A WINTER TWILIGHT, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blood-shotten through the bleak gigantic trees
Last Line: As each, alternate, nears or leaves the strand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Evening; Winter; Sunset; Twilight


A WINTER WALK, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We never had believed, I wis
Last Line: The sun sets o'er the barren lands.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER'S DAWN, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After the long and dreary night
Last Line: And the voice that calls from a by-gone year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Dawn; Winter; Sunrise


A WINTER'S DAY, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the hills and down the narrow ways
Last Line: O reeking earth, thou whited sepulchre!
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER'S DAY, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into my garden sweet and fair
Last Line: And she asks how long the sun will shine.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Love; Night; Sun; Winter; Bedtime


A WINTER'S NIGHT, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: It is a winter's night and cold
Last Line: Still shines with undiminished light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Winter


A WINTER'S NIGHT, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind has reverenced the splendor of the night
Last Line: I would to-night the storms were all awake!
Subject(s): Night; Storms; Wind; Winter; Bedtime


A WINTRY SONNET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A robin said: the spring will never come
Last Line: Dimpled his blue, yet thirsted evermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter


A WORD FOR WINTER, by STEPHEN MOONEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Burn the tall brown bough
Last Line: Glow as they perish.
Subject(s): Winter


A YEAR'S CHANGES, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This nadir: the wet hole
Last Line: Or return to draw me back to a home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Death; Nature; Winter; Dead, The


ABOUT CHILDREN, by HARRY+(2) CLIFTON    Poem Source            
First Line: At three on a winter afternoon
Last Line: Of absolute darkness, and of absolute cold
Subject(s): Children; Winter


ABSENCE IN SPRING, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What boots it me to see this verdure fair
Last Line: Her who doth hold my life and death in hers.
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Life; Spring; Wind; Winter; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


ADVENT, by HOWARD MCKINLEY CORNING    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night / the shrill-voiced hounds of march
Last Line: Walk with tomorrow.
Subject(s): Spring; Winter


AFTER A CITY WINTER, by HANIEL (CLARK) LONG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hill tops are forms of silence
Last Line: And the blue curve of a wing.
Subject(s): Cities; Winter; Urban Life


AFTER AUTUMNE, WINTER, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Die ere long I'm sure, I shall
Last Line: After leaves, the tree must fall.
Subject(s): Winter


AFTER THANKSGIVING, by SANDRA M. GILBERT    Poem Source            
First Line: Lord, as rilke says, the year bears down toward winter, past
Last Line: And the ways of the ice %will be narrow, delicate
Subject(s): Winter


AFTER THE FLOOD, by ARTHUR RIMBAUD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As soon as the idea of the flood abated
Subject(s): Winter


AFTER THE FOURTH ICE STORM, by ANNE SHELDON    Poem Source            
First Line: A bird could walk the crust but no bird does
Last Line: Nothing here remembers what it was
Subject(s): Ice; Survival; Winter


AFTER TU FU (THEY SAY YOU'RE STAYING IN A MOUNTAIN TEMPLE), by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the damp evenings of summertime
Last Line: On the other side of the clouds
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Summer; Winter; Fall


AFTER WINTER, by CAROLYN SHERWIN BAILEY    Poem Source            
First Line: A little bit of blowing
Subject(s): Winter


AGAINST THE REST OF THE YEAR, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The meadow's a dream I'm working to wake to
Last Line: Forever comes to mind, and peaks where the snow stays
Subject(s): Dreams; Rivers; Winter; Nightmares


AGAINST WINTER, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The truth is dark under your eyelids.
Subject(s): Winter


AGING ONE, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning my hair shone white, covered with crystals of
Last Line: Who would believe that I have not one gray hair to show %for my entire journey?
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


AH MY DERE, AH MY DERE SON, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Winter


AL THE MERYERE IS THAT PLACE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Winter


ALBANY WINTER, by MICHAEL J. HENRY    Poem Source            
First Line: In the foyer closet by the staircase
Last Line: But the strange skulls and wings of death %still clear, still indelible
Subject(s): Future; Home; Time; Winter


ALKALI, by ALLEN BRADEN    Poem Source            
First Line: The muscular flank of winter
Last Line: Soured water in the well %and set the deed on fire
Subject(s): Winter


ALL HAIL TO A NIGHT, by WILLIAM DOUW LIGHTHALL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: All hail to a night when the stars ...'
Alternate Author Name(s): Schuyler-lighthall, William Douw
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


ALL THINGS STAND OUT AGAINST THE SKY, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Between queen tiy (consort of amenophis iii, who reigned 1417-1379 b.C.)
Last Line: That's wasted on the young
Subject(s): Winter; Conduct Of Life


ALREADY A LONG WAY OFF THEY KNEW IT WAS HIM, by EVA STROM    Poem Source            
Last Line: The empty plate one had tried to induce him with
Subject(s): Hunger; Snow; Winter


AMORETTI: 4, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: New year, forth looking out of janus' gate
Last Line: Prepare your selfe new love to entertaine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Winter; Spring; Youth; Old Age; Life; Death


AN ADIRONDACK WINTER SONG, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Within our adirondack home
Last Line: With light the soul doth know.
Subject(s): Peace; Seasons; Snow; Weather; Winter


AN OLD MAN'S WINTER NIGHT, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: All out-of-doors looked darkly in at him
Last Line: It's thus he does it of a winter night.
Subject(s): Winter; Old Age


ANCIENT, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky is cold as pearl
Last Line: To a whiteness older than time.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Time; Winter


AND NOW WINTER, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: And now, winter. Sunlight pales the air.
Last Line: The interloper light, our thighs suffice.
Subject(s): Sex; Winter


ANORECTIC, by ANYA KRUGOVOY    Poem Source            
First Line: I love a bare tree in the winter
Last Line: Self the straight line the space with nothing %inside it no way to get in nothing to escape
Subject(s): Self; Solitude; Winter


ANOTHER SLEEP, by C. ALBERT LOUGHTON    Poem Text            
First Line: It was almost spring today
Last Line: While they have another sleep.
Subject(s): Winter


APART IN THE WINTER, by NARPATI NALHA    Poem Source            
First Line: November saw the prince set off abroad
Last Line: My golden body's yours to rule!
Subject(s): Absence; Winter


APPARITION, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: All rose before the aged apparition
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Winter


APPROACH OF WINTER, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The half-stripped trees
Last Line: Edge the bare garden.
Subject(s): Winter


APRIL 5, 1974, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The air was soft, the ground still cold.
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


ARCADIAN WINTER, by WILLA SIBERT CATHER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe is me to tell it thee
Last Line: Shepherd maids no longer fair
Subject(s): Winter


ARMANI WEATHER, by ELAINE EQUI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In that long %navy blue %cashmere coat
Last Line: Like the apple %against his dark skin
Subject(s): Cold; Men; Winter


ARRIVAL, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And yet one arrives somehow
Last Line: Like a winter wind . . . !
Subject(s): Winter


AS DEAD LEAVES FALL, by KATHLEEN MONICA NICHOLSON    Poem Text            
First Line: As dead leaves fall, crisp, feathery, and
Last Line: Where live they now past earth and life and time?
Subject(s): Holidays; Winter


ASTRAEA REDUX: A POEM ON THE HAPPY RESTORATION AND RETURN OF HIS, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now with a general peace the world was blest
Last Line: The world a monarch, and that monarch you
Variant Title(s): Poem On The Happy Restoration & Return Of His Sacred Majesty Charles; Astraea Redu
Subject(s): Charles Ii, King Of England (1630-1685); Sforza, Ludovico (1452-1508); Winter


AT WINTER'S EDGE, by JUDY JORDAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard to imagine the creek without this luxury of destruction
Last Line: The privet is doomed
Subject(s): Winter; Dams


AUTUMN IS GONE, by ROSELLA G. HANSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The first drab fringes of winter appear
Last Line: Autumn, past and gone!
Subject(s): Winter


AWAKE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A winter so hard you think the shrubs may never rouse
Last Line: And the tail washes up on your boot.
Subject(s): Rebirth; Spring; Winter


B. CLINTON, MORTICIAN, by RODNEY TORRESON    Poem Source            
First Line: It was all right for them to find him
Last Line: Of that black night and thumb them shut
Subject(s): Death; Winter


BACK FROM TOWN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old friends allus is the best
Last Line: And shake a friendly leg with me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Friendship; Home; Winter


BACKROAD, by AMY FLEURY    Poem Source            
First Line: I remember the first whiskey kiss
Last Line: And guilt, caught like a thorn in my throat
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Winter


BACKWARD GLANCE, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fiery soles of my feet burn with every step, even
Last Line: One more time, yes, even stagger back and stand quietly before %her house
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


BALLADE OF MID-WINTER NIGHTS, by CHARLOTTE LOUISE BERTLESEN    Poem Text            
First Line: An icy wind sweeps up the dim-lit street
Last Line: Our trees stand starkly nude upon the lawn.
Subject(s): Frost; Weather; Winter


BALLADE QUE VILLON FEIT A LA REQUESTE ... NOSTRE DAME, by FRANCOIS VILLON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dame des cieulx, regente terrienne
Alternate Author Name(s): Montcorbier, Francois De
Subject(s): Winter


BALLADE TO THEOCRITUS, IN WINTER, by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Leave the smoke, the wealth, the roar
Last Line: Where breaks the blue sicilian sea!
Subject(s): Theocritus (310-250 B.c.); Winter


BARTER, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: Now the winter seems a pseudonym
Last Line: We possess the promise of the worm.
Subject(s): Mortality; Seasons; Winter


BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF CEYLON, by PHILLIPS BROOKS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, this beautiful island of ceylon
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


BEFORE IT'S TIME TO GO TO BED, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: And slept and slept the winter away
Subject(s): Sleep; Winter


BEFORE SUNRISE IN WINTER, by EDWARD ROWLAND SILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A purple cloud hangs half-way down
Last Line: That flows all round the world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hedbrooke, Andrew
Subject(s): Winter


BELATED WINTER, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter is done, and its journey is
Last Line: "since winter won't learn to behave."
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


BEYOND THE HAZE (A WINTER RAMBLE REVERIE), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "the road was straight, the afternoon was gray"
Last Line: And all of a sudden find a trite relief
Subject(s): Happiness;travel;winter; Joy;delight;journeys;trips


BEYOND WINTER, by ZSOFIA BALLA    Poem Source            
First Line: Bushes scrape, bruise my chest
Last Line: Tiny christmas tree skeleton %lolls in the drainage ditch
Subject(s): Winter


BILLY, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Returning to the beginning
Last Line: And descend the hill balanced in their weight.
Subject(s): Children; Death; Winter; Childhood; Dead, The


BIRCHES, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I see birches bend to left and right
Last Line: One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
Subject(s): Birch Trees; Children; Environment; Trees; Winter; Youth; Childhood; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


BIRD NOT IN THE BOOK, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: A bird, unnamed, comes among the familiars
Last Line: What is his song? Where will he carry off his sun?
Subject(s): Winter


BIRD WITH BOSOM RED, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When the winds of winter blow
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


BIRDS AT THE FEEDING STATION, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: In the brown branches the forsythia
Last Line: Making our windows tapestries of praise
Subject(s): Winter


BIRDS AT WINTER NIGHTFALL; TRIOLET, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around the house the flakes fly faster
Last Line: And all the berries now are gone!
Subject(s): Birds; Winter


BIRTH OF THE SNOWSHOE, by SAMUEL MATHEWSON BAYLIS    Poem Source            
First Line: Time the red-man had dominion
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


BITTER FOR SWEET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is gone with all its roses
Last Line: And the last buds cease blowing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Autumn; Flowers; Seasons; Winter; Fall


BLEAK SEASON WAS IT, TURBULENT AND BLEAK, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To question us, “whence come ye? To what end?”
Subject(s): Travel; Winter; Adversity


BOARD OF TRADE SALOON, by KEN WALDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: 5 p.M., shuffling west
Last Line: An icy view that portends %the nome night's violence
Subject(s): Eskimos; Ice; Native Americans; Nome, Alaska; Winter


BODY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: From the top of my head to my tiny toes
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


BOOK OF VERSES TO E.V.M.: 8. WINTER MELODY, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went into the dim wood
Last Line: These rose for me -- a second time -- %the pageant moon
Subject(s): Winter


BOREAL SONG, by JEAN ANDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Upon this winter night a floating arch
Last Line: The player draws the bow across the strings!
Subject(s): Winter


BORN IN NOVEMBER, by HEID E. ERDRICH    Poem Source            
First Line: Season of evenings always gray and backlit
Last Line: She will always love november
Subject(s): Catholics; Holidays; November; Thanksgiving; Winter


BOY TRAVELLER IN SNOW, by KATHLEEN NICASTRO    Poem Source            
First Line: A long path under the rose sky
Last Line: The sifting snows of reason
Subject(s): Boys; Snow; Travel; Winter


BROTHER BEASTS, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter is here / and there are no leaves
Last Line: May have some goal.
Subject(s): Animals; Dreams; Soul; Stars; Winter; Nightmares


BROWN CREEPER, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: I know, I know how it will be
Last Line: Over a plain thing...With wings
Subject(s): Winter


BRUSHED BY THE MASTER'S HAND, by PAUL FLOYD CORNISH    Poem Text            
First Line: Somebody's coming to my house
Last Line: At the close of an autumn day.
Subject(s): Autumn; Frost; Seasons; Winter; Fall


BUT THESE THINGS ALSO, by PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: But these things also are spring's
Last Line: And spring's here, winter's not gone
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Winter


BY THE STREAM, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear stream that once roared along, wild and sparkling
Last Line: Are the waters beneath its surface as turbulent as yours?
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


CALIFORNIA WINTER, by EDWARD ROWLAND SILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is not winter: where is the crisp air
Last Line: As a new purpose in the wiser soul.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hedbrooke, Andrew
Subject(s): California; Winter


CANADIAN WINTER SONG, by WILLIAM WYE SMITH    Poem Source            
First Line: I sing you a song of canadian winter
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


CANARY'S STORY, by E. V. S.    Poem Source            
First Line: I have a little mistress
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


CANCION Y GLOSA, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the almond trees
Last Line: With these dry leaves in my hands
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Winter


CANDLE LIGHT, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hush, true love, as we sit and think
Last Line: And we kiss by candle light!
Subject(s): Candles; Love; Night; Sea; Soul; Wind; Winter; Bedtime; Ocean


CARDINAL, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That great tree covered with snow
Last Line: In a cloud of snow he pushed aside.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Cardinals (birds); Snow; Winter


CERTAIN SLANT, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Etched on the window were barbarous thistles of frost
Last Line: The smooth cool plunder of celestial fire?
Subject(s): Ice; Winter


CHAMBER MUSIC: 34, by JAMES JOYCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep now, o sleep now
Last Line: O you unquiet heart!
Subject(s): Sleep; Winter; Kisses; Love; Peace


CHANGELING, by IRENE HALDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: It's nice to see it snow,' she said
Last Line: "unparalleled security."
Subject(s): Comfort; Rest; Snow; Winter


CHANNEL-STANE, by JOHN USHER    Poem Source            
First Line: Up! Curlers, up! Oor freen' john frost
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


CHANSON D'AUTOMNE, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The autumn wind wails thin, / like a sobbing violin
Last Line: When the winter gusts begin to and fro
Subject(s): Wind; Grief; Winter


CHEER, by ANNYE LEWIS ALLISON    Poem Text            
First Line: There is sleet and snow
Last Line: And the fire on my hearth gleams red.
Subject(s): Candles; Winter


CHILD AND SNOW, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: Now sudenly from out the sky
Last Line: Increase earth's beauty in great snow
Subject(s): Winter


CHILDISH JOYS, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I went forth, on my ten toes, a snowball
Last Line: "grist of pain."" and as I feebly tottered by, a snowball hit me in the eye."
Subject(s): Children; Happiness; Snow; Winter; Childhood; Joy; Delight


CHRISTMAS, by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: The rills that winter-bound have been
Last Line: Is smiling on the earth.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Happiness; Holidays; Snow; Winter; Nativity, The; Joy; Delight


CHRISTMAS HUNTER, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: With blare of horn and holloa
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


CHRISTMAS IN THE FOREST, by ALOYSIUS COLL    Poem Source            
First Line: Softer than footfalls cushioned in the deep
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


CHRISTMAS MUSINGS; ADDRESSED TO INATHE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Time flies apace - another year hath perished
Last Line: Sweet as thy smile, and radiant as thine eyes!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Christmas; December; Holidays; Love; Winter; Nativity, The


CHRISTMAS SILENCE, by MARGARET WADE CAMPBELL DELAND    Poem Source            
First Line: Hushed are the pigeons cooing low
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


CIRCUMSCRIBED, by PAMELIA PEARL JONES    Poem Text            
First Line: Sir winter is a bachelor
Last Line: With roses at her sash!
Subject(s): Winter


CITY AFTER SNOWFALL, by JOSEPH M. DITTA    Poem Source            
First Line: Some annoyances are trivial %and best forgot to smoothen your day
Last Line: But the figure doesn't assuage %a mild vexation turned to rage
Subject(s): Cities; Snow; Winter


CLEAR AND COLDER; BOSTON COMMON, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I went down through the common
Last Line: The pace of the winter town.
Subject(s): Boston; Winter


CLEAR JANUARY, ZERO DEGREES, MY LAST, by LEN ROBERTS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day in that state's
Last Line: Sunday morning light %about their white, white necks
Subject(s): Fathers; Religion; Winter


CLIPPER SEED, by EDWIN L. SABIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, for the winters that used to be!
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


CLOSING CEREMONIES FOR THE BICENTENNIAL (AFTER VIETNAM), by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a long fall, that particular
Last Line: Outside of our reach, unwinding.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Death; Leaves; Snow; Winter; Dead, The


COASTING DOWN THE HILL, by WILLIAM MCKENDREE CARLETON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a glory in the speeding of a horse
Alternate Author Name(s): Carleton, Will
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


COLD BLUE, by JOSIE KEARNS    Poem Source            
First Line: It was that winter my sister and I
Last Line: That cold blue had come into my life
Subject(s): Winter


COLD FINGER, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Mittenless, %a tree's long finger
Last Line: Find the doorway %and - there's spring!
Subject(s): Winter


COLD MORNING, by JOSEPH M. DITTA    Poem Source            
First Line: The bare limbs creaks %over the snow %and ice
Last Line: Winter has set %a table with %the sun
Subject(s): Winter


COLLECT FOR COMPASSION, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: There in the rudest tree
Last Line: To me with cup and crumb
Subject(s): Winter


COME HERE, LITTLE ROBIN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


COME WINTER, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mad and homeless take shelter
Subject(s): Winter


COMMITTAL, by HELEN HARTNESS FLANDERS    Poem Text            
First Line: A forest has small privacy
Last Line: Tense in the dark of night.
Subject(s): Winter


COMPENSATION, by JOHN LANGDON JONES    Poem Text            
First Line: No winter has there been whose raging cold
Last Line: I can not hear the music that is thine.
Subject(s): Children; Graves; Winter; Childhood; Tombs; Tombstones


COMPENSATIONS, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's goin' to be a chris'mas-tree next door!
Last Line: Them upstarts know!
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Ice; Play; Snow; Winter; Childhood; Nativity, The


CONFLUENCE, by WYN COOPER    Poem Source            
First Line: How the snow melts to keep this river flowing
Last Line: The light of day on the other
Subject(s): New England; Romance; Winter


CONJECTURING A CLIMATE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Nor eased -- of latitude
Variant Title(s): Poem: 562; Poem: 55
Subject(s): Winter


COUNTRY SLEIGHING (2), by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Push back the tables, and from the stables
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


COURAGE, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let the snow fly in my face. See how I shake it off! Let my
Last Line: Wind and weather. If there be no god on earth, then we ourselves %must be gods!
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


CROW, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A crow has flown with me ever since I left the town
Last Line: Crow, let me see at last what it means to be faithful %to the grave
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


CROWS, by DOUG ANDERSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hunch in the trees %to gossip
Last Line: And snow sifts %down from the tree
Subject(s): Aging; Birds; Crows; Night; Trees; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975; Winter


CROWS, by MARLON OHNESORGE-FICK    Poem Source            
First Line: Crows love midwitner mornings
Last Line: So deep in me. The bitterness. %it's staggering
Subject(s): Birds; Crows; Winter


CUPID AND SWALLOWS FLYING FROM WINTER, BY DAGLEY, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Away, away, o'er land and sea
Last Line: While the winter lords it here.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Winter


CURLER'S ELEGY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter muffles up his cloak
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


CURLING SONG, by HENRY DUNCAN    Poem Source            
First Line: The music o' the year is hush'd
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


CURLING SONG, by NORMAN+(2) MACLEOD    Poem Source            
First Line: A' nicht it was freezin,' a' nicht I was
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


CYCLE, by JOHN F. DEANE    Poem Source            
First Line: Now, among familiar gulls and curlews
Last Line: The effort of limbs pounding the air in panic
Subject(s): Death; Dublin Bay, Ireland; Winter


D'ANNE QUI LUY JECTA DE LA NEIGE, by CLEMENT MAROT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anne par jeu me jecta de la neige
Subject(s): Winter


DAFYDD AP GWILYM RESENTS WINTER, by ROLFE HUMPHRIES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across north wales
Last Line: Than the sea's graveyard. %when will rain come?
Subject(s): Wales; Winter


DAILIES: TOO MUCH POETRY NOT ENOUGH SNOW, by TIM DAVIS    Poem Source            
First Line: I'll take mental heath refugee with
Last Line: Now is the winter of our content
Subject(s): Insanity; Winter


DANCE OF THE MONTHS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The new year comes in with shout and laughter
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


DARK BAMBOOS, by CLIFFORD GESSLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dark bamboos against the sullen sky'
Last Line: And dark bamboos against the sullen sky.
Subject(s): Bamboo; Winter


DARTMOUTH'S WINTER CAMPS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When we're crowdin' to the fireside up at
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


DAUGHTER OF THE SNOW, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though the panther's footprints show
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


DEAD OF WINTER, by SALVATORE QUASIMODO    Poem Source            
First Line: Your clear hands call my name
Last Line: And us, too, made of morning breeze
Subject(s): Winter


DEAREST M -, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In november when the days are short and dim
Last Line: Is hazy as he looks out at the apple tree
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Winter; Dead, The; Bereavement


DECEMBER, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more the scarlet maples flash and burn
Last Line: Can even winter's crystal gems be spared.
Subject(s): Winter


DECEMBER, by WILLIAM CAULFIELD IRWIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is bleak december noon
Last Line: Of the dumb cold evening air.
Subject(s): Abandonment; Cold; December; Snow; Winter; Desertion


DECEMBER IN ARNOLD WOOD, by MERRILL MOORE    Poem Text            
First Line: Now arnold wood lies white with snow
Last Line: Out all the things to say.
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


DECEMBER NEWS, by JOHN+(1) CLARKE    Poem Source            
First Line: It is late
Last Line: And it is snow, first snow, %tapping its small canes
Subject(s): December; Snow; Winter


DECEMBER, OUTDOORS, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clouds like fish shedding scales are stretched
Subject(s): Winter; Nature


DEEP WINTER, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A starling drops
Subject(s): Winter


DEJECTION, by GRACE E. ALBRIGHT    Poem Text            
First Line: It is winter in my garden
Last Line: Burial.
Subject(s): Melancholy; Winter; Dejection


DELUSION, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A friendly light dances before my eyes, enticing me this
Last Line: Even delusion can be a blessing for one such as I
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


DEMOCRACY, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Social Commentaries; Politics & Government; Winter


DESCENDANT FROM SNOW, by FOLKE ISAKSSON    Poem Source            
First Line: I heard winter bees
Last Line: Like a cold shot toward the sun
Subject(s): Avalanches; Cold; Snow; Winter


DESIRE IN WINTER, by ELAINE EQUI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: With your white %that is almost blue
Last Line: That will one day seem familiar
Subject(s): Desire; Nostalgia; Winter


DEVONSHIRE RHYME, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Walk fast in snow
Last Line: Sit by the fire and spare shoe leather
Subject(s): Devonshire, England; Winter


DID I SAY, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This time of year I kneel on my jacket. The ice
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Winter


DID I SAY, by GERALD STERN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This time of year I kneel on my jacket. The ice
Last Line: Too? Did I say I was winged and scattered?
Subject(s): Gardens And Gardening; Winter


DIRGE, by MARGARET BENGSTON SEVERNS    Poem Text            
First Line: Green were the fields that are barren and gray
Last Line: In love there is naught that is right but is wrong.
Subject(s): Winter


DISAPPOINTED SNOWFLAKES, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Four and twenty snowflakes came tumbling from the sky
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


DOUBLE SPHERE, CLOVEN SPHERE, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The black clouds swell up around the setting sun
Last Line: Taking us over the horizon into atmosphere.
Subject(s): Farewell; Love Affairs; Winter; Parting


DR. DONNE AND GARGANTUA, SELS., by SACHEVERELL SITWELL               
Subject(s): Winter


DR. ZHIVAGO: WINTER NIGHT, by BORIS LEONIDOVICH PASTERNAK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A snowstorm made the earth tremble
Last Line: Candle-flame upon a table, %only a candle-flame
Subject(s): Winter


DREAM DURING FIRST SNOW STORM, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source            
First Line: On this winter night a dream of susan
Last Line: To a cold wind in the power lines
Subject(s): Dreams; Snow; Winter


DREAMS OF SPRING, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was dreaming of beautiful flowers-flowers the color of
Last Line: Sweetheart in my arms?
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


EARLY LESSONS IN ELECTRICITY, by CAROL POTTER    Poem Source            
First Line: Two feet of snow at the door, and the power gone three days
Last Line: The dark field with her eyelids glowing
Subject(s): Electricity; Home; Winter


EARLY NIGHT, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day was dead, with requiems of the wind
Last Line: That shines for lovers, wheresoe'er they are.
Subject(s): Earth; Fear; Moon; Night; Stars; Winter; World; Bedtime


EARLY SNOW, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Above the forest line
Last Line: Divined the law of change.
Subject(s): Autumn; Change; Seasons; Winter; Fall


EARLY WINTER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brown grass, picked out with red of bushes, tones
Last Line: For long-withholden loveliness of june.
Subject(s): Beauty; Hearts; June; Winter


ECLOGUE: FATHER COME HWOME, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mother, mother! Be the teaties done?
Last Line: Zoo I shall goo up out o' the waÿ o' the waggon.
Subject(s): Family Life; Farm Life; Fathers; Food & Eating; Homecoming; Winter; Relatives; Agriculture; Farmers


ECLOGUES: WINTER, by ALEXANDER BARCLAY    Poem Source            
First Line: The winter snowes, all covered is the grounde
Last Line: If thou bide, faustus, thereof thou shalt have some
Variant Title(s): Eclogue:
Subject(s): Soccer; Winter


ECSTASY, by FRANCES DELL MOORE    Poem Text            
First Line: It's winter in the park today, and all
Last Line: But it is springtime in my heart and ne'er was spring so sweet!
Subject(s): Winter


EDEN IN WINTER, by NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chant we the story now
Last Line: Until the spring had come.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Subject(s): Winter


EDGAR WILSON NYE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The saddest silence falls when
Last Line: Calling your love back to us laughingly.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Laughter; Silence; Winter; Dead, The


EDGE, by CHARLOTTE FARRINGTON BABCOCK    Poem Text            
First Line: The pond is cold, steel-blue, like the bright blade
Last Line: We pierce the shadowy waters far below.
Subject(s): Lakes; Winter; Pools; Ponds


EFFETS DE NEIGE: IMPRESSIONISTS IN WINTER, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soaked as they were in the yellow light
Last Line: Of winter, with a hundred icy shades %of arctic white
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Winter


ELEGY, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: It was there I went
Last Line: Far among trees
Subject(s): Winter


ELEGY ON DEATH, SELS., by JOHN DONNE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The ravenous earth that now wooes her to be
Subject(s): Winter


END OF AUTUMN, by JULIO ORTEGA    Poem Source            
First Line: The night falls between the hills as if they were real
Last Line: And docility of another day -- always this fictitious moment
Subject(s): Ohio; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Winter


END OF DECEMBER, by JR. RALPH JOSEPH MILLS    Poem Source            
Last Line: Flat with the grass
Subject(s): Winter


END OF MARCH, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: What does the white world know
Last Line: The world begins all over again!
Subject(s): March (month); Snow; Winter


END OF WINTER, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter ending in the last days of march. How many times
Last Line: Moved by hunger.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


END OF WINTER, by LOUISE ELIZABETH GLUCK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the still world, a bird calls
Last Line: The one continuous line %that binds us to each other
Subject(s): Relationships; Winter


END OF WINTER, by KATE NORTHROP    Poem Source            
First Line: March, thin pane between in
Last Line: Disappearing down the avenue into the rain.
Subject(s): March (month); Rain; Spring; Winter


EQUINOX, by PHILIP DACEY    Poem Source            
First Line: The horses leave, snows come
Last Line: All the way to the fetlocks
Subject(s): Winter


ESCAPE FROM WINTER, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, had I the wings of a swallow, I'd fly
Last Line: "no land is so lovely, when winter is o'er."
Subject(s): Winter


ETCHED IN FROST, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The corn is down
Last Line: Makes merry within.
Subject(s): Winter


ETCHINGS: 1. COLD, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter...And still winter
Last Line: Of the years!
Subject(s): Cold; Hearts; Winter


EUTHANASIA, by EDWARD WINSHIP    Poem Text            
First Line: Beyond the far horizon, many - hilled
Last Line: As weary winter lays him down to die?
Subject(s): Death; Euthanasia; Life; Old Age; Winter; Dead, The


EVENING IN JANUARY, by AGNES LOUISE HOVDE    Poem Text            
First Line: The marsh lay spread with newly sifted snow
Last Line: Numb with a need.
Subject(s): Winter


EX LIBRIS, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the stream, where the ground is soft
Last Line: No title, no name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Cold; Earth; Seasons; Snow; Winter; World


EYE OF THE COLD, by KEN WALDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: First-time nome visitors see history
Last Line: An impenetrable flux of culture and trash- %into winter's dark mirror of gold
Subject(s): Cold; Eskimos; Native Americans; Nome, Alaska; Tourists; Travel; Winter


FABLE, by GEORGE O'NEIL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I led him on into the frosted wood
Last Line: "I'm numb, I'm going home,"" he said."
Subject(s): Fables; Unicorns; Winter; Allegories


FAIR HAVEN (2), by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter fringes every bough
Last Line: Along the forest path.
Subject(s): Sanctuaries; Winter


FAIRBANKS UNDER THE SOLSTICE, by JOHN HAINES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slowly, without sun, the day sinks
Last Line: Word of the resurrection of silence.
Subject(s): Death, Return From; December; Frost; Winter


FAITH, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: If on this night of still, white cold
Last Line: And immortality.
Subject(s): Faith; Seasons; Spring; Winter; Belief; Creed


FAR BACK, by JR. ORVAL A. LUND    Poem Source            
First Line: In one %of the valleys %of the whitewater
Last Line: Deep %in winter %myself %I live on
Subject(s): Cold; Solitude; Winter


FARMHOUSE IN THE LANDSCAPE, by KATE NORTHROP    Poem Source            
First Line: Seems like all rooms return to the kitchen,
Last Line: I have to listen for my life %very carefully.
Subject(s): Houses; Noises; Winter


FARTHER NORTH, by DEVON MILLER-DUGGAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Except for the ice in the air as snow or fog or simple cold
Last Line: Writing on your face and throat, your thumbnails curling in around themselves
Subject(s): Cold; Winter


FEBRUARY, by MARGARET ATWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter. Time to eat fat
Subject(s): Winter; Cats; Food & Eating


FEBRUARY, by SHIRLEY KAUFMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The park hangs on to what keeps growing
Last Line: To the end feel like %becoming?
Subject(s): Arabs; February; Jerusalem; Jews; Middle East - Conflicts; Palestine; Snow; Winter


FEBRUARY, by IRA SADOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mist appalls the windshield.
Subject(s): Faces; Winter


FEBRUARY, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: A chimney, breathing a little smoke
Subject(s): Winter; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


FEBRUARY, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source            
First Line: Night approaching perfection
Last Line: Certain movements and shadows
Subject(s): Exiles; Winter


FEBRUARY EVENING IN NEW YORK, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the stores close, a winter light
Subject(s): New York City; Evening; Winter; Aging; Conduct Of Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Sunset; Twilight


FEBRUARY MORNING, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The old man takes a nap
Last Line: The snow falls all day long.
Subject(s): Books; February; Frost, Robert (1874-1963); Morning; Old Age; Poetry & Poets; Winter; Reading


FEBRUARY MORNING, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thankful was I to be there
Last Line: First buds of willow.
Subject(s): February; Morning; Nature; Winter


FEBRUARY SUITE, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Song, / angry bush
Last Line: A long year has gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Memory; Seasons; Time; Winter


FERRY FOR SHADOWTOWN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Sway to and fro in the twilight gray
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


FIFTY YEARS APART, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: They sit in the winter gloaming
Last Line: But only the end is rest
Subject(s): Winter


FINDING COLOR, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Snow %is so %white
Last Line: Just waiting for %the toasting light
Subject(s): Winter


FIRST FRUIT, by ISAAC ROSENBERG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I did not pluck at all
Last Line: O, shut hands, be empty another year.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Winter


FIRST SNOW, by MICHAEL COFFEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Fresh snow, first snow
Last Line: Let the snow come down hard
Subject(s): Cold; December; Seasons; Snow; Winter


FIRST SNOW OF NOVEMBER, by ELIAS MIGUEL MUNOZ    Poem Source            
First Line: The clarity %makes me feel peaceful
Last Line: That I will no longer have to curse, %each year %the impetuous coming %of the first snow %of novembe
Subject(s): Love; Peace; Winter


FIRST STORMS, by JOHN REINHARD    Poem Source            
First Line: The snow comes too soon
Last Line: From its dark, close room
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Winter


FISHERIES SCIENTIST SIGHTS A LARGE SCHOOL OF MYTH SWIMMING IN..., by PETER MUNRO    Poem Source            
First Line: I cut the outboard %silence opens out
Last Line: The sudden strike flashed out of nowhere %and I am caught
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Mythology; Water; Winter


FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE'S MAGIC, by BARBARA SCHMITT WHITNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Summer slipped to us in the chill december
Last Line: Winter had vanished!
Subject(s): December; Summer; Winter


FLIT, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: =
Subject(s): Chickadees; Winter


FLOODWATERS, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Streams of tears have fallen from my eyes into the snow
Last Line: Where you feel my tears begin to burn will be my %sweetheart's house
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


FLOWERS IN WINTER; PAINTED UPON A PORTE LIVRE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How strange to greet, this frosty morn
Last Line: Her darlings of the wood.
Subject(s): Flowers; Winter


FLOWERTIME WEATHER, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When you and I are together
Last Line: It is everywhere winter to me.
Subject(s): Absence; Cold; Winter; Separation; Isolation


FOG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: What is the fog, mamma?
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


FOLKS AT LONESOMEVILLE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pore-folks lives at lonesomeville
Last Line: Goes to lonesomeville!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Christmas; Poverty; Santa Claus; Winter; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


FOOTPRINTS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: The long white universe of snow
Last Line: Though still it's unidentified
Subject(s): Winter


FOOTSTEPS OF PROSERPINE: 6. SPRING DELAYED, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O why do you tarry so long, spring?
Last Line: The breath and the raiment of god!
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Spring; Winter


FOR HOKEY AND HENRIETTA, by NORMAN NICHOLSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now it is midsummer and the long sun shines
Last Line: Than years unpredicted as weather, and days %adventurous as a lobby full of bears?
Subject(s): Winter


FOR THE NIGHT TO WEAR, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: For the twilight, the wet snow
Last Line: The polar wind.
Subject(s): Snow; Wind; Winter


FOREST PATH IN WINTER, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along this secret and forgotten road
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


FORTIFICATION, by HARRIET SEYMOUR POPOWSKI    Poem Text            
First Line: When first we left the cool, enshadowed mountains
Last Line: Shall hearten us, this winter of disaster.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


FOUR QUARTETS: LITTLE GIDDING (1-5 COMPLETE), by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midwinter spring is its own season
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Variant Title(s): Little Gidding
Subject(s): Flowers; History; Perseverance; Roses; Self; Time; Winter; Historians


FOUR QUARTETS: LITTLE GIDDING (1-5 COMPLETE), by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midwinter spring is its own season
Last Line: Into the crowded knot of fire %and the fire and the rose are one
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Variant Title(s): Little Giddin
Subject(s): Flowers; History; Perseverance; Roses; Self; Time; Winter


FOUR SONGS OF FOUR SEASONS: 1. WINTER IN NORTHUMBERLAND, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Outside the garden
Last Line: Praise him whose hand is the strength of the sea.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Nature; Singing & Singers; Winter


FOUR ZOAS, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The song of the aged mother which shook the heavens with wrath
Last Line: The dark relisions are departed and sweet science reigns
Variant Title(s): Vala, Or The Four Zoas, Sels
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter


FOX, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who / can blame her for hunkering
Last Line: Not feeding, not being fed?
Subject(s): Foxes; Hunger; Winter


FOX, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who %can blame her for hunkering
Last Line: Not feeding, not being fed?
Subject(s): Foxes; Hunger; Winter


FRESH SNOW, by NICHOLAS KOLUMBAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Snow rolls off the roof
Last Line: That stun you like rum
Subject(s): Snow; Travel; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; Winter


FROM MY WINDOW, by ELNA L. VON PINGEL    Poem Text            
Last Line: Clinging where they rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rasmussen, Elna
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


FROST, by FLOYD SKLOOT    Poem Source            
First Line: Wizened, spoiling for a fight, frost is here
Last Line: Around the twist of winter on the wind
Subject(s): Frost; Winter


FROST FLOWERS, by LOUIS JENKINS    Poem Source            
First Line: In the morning people go off to work all wrapped and bundled, through
Last Line: Blossoms open around us all night
Subject(s): Cold; Frost; Ice; Winter


FROST PANE, by DAVID MCCORD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What's the good of breathing
Last Line: In %winter
Subject(s): Winter


FROST SONG, by MARJORIE LOWRY CHRISTIE PICKTHALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here where the bee slept and the orchis lifted
Last Line: Kind winter flings her flowers and her stars.
Subject(s): Winter


FROST-WORK, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These winter nights, against my window-pane
Last Line: In azure, damask, emerald, and gold.
Subject(s): Winter


FROSTED TREES, by CASTLE CRAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: At night I lingered at my window
Last Line: But I knew god had heard my prayer.
Subject(s): Frost; Winter


FROSTY SHADOWS, by PEARL POTTER ETZ    Poem Text            
First Line: When peeping o'er the east's gray brink
Last Line: Splashed green on winter's white.
Subject(s): Frost; Sun; Winter


FROZEN IN, by ANNIE FINCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ours are the only mouths
Subject(s): Winter


FROZEN TEARS, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Frozen tears fall from my cheeks. How could I not have
Last Line: Glowing hot, as if you were intent on melting all the ice of winter!
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


FUNERAL SONG, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Urns and odours bring away
Subject(s): Winter


FUR KING, by SAMUEL MATHEWSON BAYLIS    Poem Source            
First Line: My kingdom by the frozen sea
Subject(s): Fur Trade; Sports; Winter


GARDEN DREAMS, by ANNE MURRY MOVIUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Moonlight rests white fingers
Last Line: Long hidden from our sight.
Subject(s): Winter


GARDEN IN WINTER, by DOROTHY WHITEHEAD HOUGH    Poem Text            
First Line: My garden is all put to bed for the winter
Last Line: For another season of blooming.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Winter


GATHER ROUND, ALL YE GOOD MEN, by SAMUEL MATHEWSON BAYLIS    Poem Source            
First Line: Parched 'mid the dust of the hot summer's
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


GATHERING WOOD FOR THE WINTER, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source            
First Line: The soft rasp of a bow saw
Last Line: Like split loaves of fresh bread
Subject(s): Cold; Fireplaces; Winter; Wood


GEORGICS: SCYTHIAN WINTERS, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In scythia's realms, no herbage on the fields
Last Line: And icicles hang rigid from their beards
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Winter


GETTING UP, by TOM HANSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: The boy who fell from the tallest tree in the woods
Last Line: All spring on the ground of begining %he rises and falls
Subject(s): Boys; Winter


GHAZAL 4, by JOHN FALK    Poem Source            
First Line: Newsprint grey in the sog of snow
Last Line: The garden can now drift to rest
Subject(s): Winter; Wood


GIVE PLACE, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Starry crowns of heaven
Last Line: Waits to fill your place!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Nature; Stars; Winter


GLEAMS IN THE SNOW LANE, by DONALD REVELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Around the mountain over there %also the radio reports ice
Subject(s): Automobiles; Ice; Roads; Winter


GLOWING EMBERS ILLUMINATE THE SNOW, by SANDOR CSOORI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm mired again in the horsehsoe-shaped valley
Last Line: A log's glowing embers illuminate the snow
Subject(s): Danube (river); Snow; Winter


GO, WINTER!, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, winter! Go thy ways! We
Last Line: In her first marigold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Bluebirds; Summer; Winter


GOD'S WEATHER: DECEMBER, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: The dusk of the evening, with winter stars growing
Last Line: We wait with the stars thro' his weather, god's weather.
Subject(s): Weather; Winter


GOD'S WEATHER: JANUARY, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Up the whitening blue, as the day-star grows dimmer
Last Line: Whip out a mad peal to just weather—god's weather.
Subject(s): Months; Snow; Time; Weather; Winter


GOOD HOURS, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had for my winter evening walk
Last Line: At ten o'clock of a winter eve.
Subject(s): Evening; Winter; Walking; Sunset; Twilight


GOOD NIGHT, by SYDNEY DAYRE    Poem Source            
First Line: Good night, pretty sun, good night!
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


GOOD NIGHT, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cam as a stranger; as a stranger now I leave
Last Line: Good night,' to let you know I thought of you
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


GRANDMOTHER POEM #1: SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY, by SEAN HILL    Poem Source            
First Line: In the cold winter months ice'd sike up from red clay
Last Line: Don't have no cold weather now - think it's a warning?
Subject(s): Cold; Grandparents; Schools; Winter


GREAT PLAINS IN WINTER, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Great Plains (united States); Winter


GREEK SPRING; MARCH, ATHENS, 1913, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rainbows, rainbows! O fantastic vision
Last Line: Or is it the snows again?
Subject(s): Greece; Hope; Rainbows; Spring; Winter; Greeks; Optimism


GREY-HAIRED DECEMBER, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail to thee, hail to thee, summer day sun
Last Line: No nectar so rich as the wassail-bowl flip.
Subject(s): Winter


GUDE GAUN GAME O' CURLIN', by JAMES A. SIDEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Cheer up, my lads, for auld john frost
Alternate Author Name(s): Sidney, James A.
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


HACHI NO KI, SELS., by SEAMI MOTOKIYO               
Subject(s): Winter


HAIKU, by KOBAYASHI ISSA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: No talent
Last Line: A winter day
Alternate Author Name(s): Issa; Issa
Subject(s): Winter


HAIKU, by KOBAYASHI ISSA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the end of the nose
Last Line: Hang icicles
Alternate Author Name(s): Issa; Issa
Subject(s): Winter


HAIKU, by KOBAYASHI ISSA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pissing in the snow
Last Line: It makes a very straight hole
Alternate Author Name(s): Issa; Issa
Subject(s): Winter


HAIKU, by MATSUO MUNEFUSA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: First snow
Last Line: On a half-finished bridge
Alternate Author Name(s): Basho; Matsuo Basho
Subject(s): Winter


HAIKU, by MATSUO MUNEFUSA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A snowy morning
Last Line: Chewing on dried salmon
Alternate Author Name(s): Basho; Matsuo Basho
Subject(s): Winter


HAIKU, by MATSUO MUNEFUSA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter solitude
Last Line: The sound of wind
Alternate Author Name(s): Basho; Matsuo Basho
Subject(s): Solitude; Winter


HAIKU, by YOSA BUSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Straw sandal half sunk
Last Line: In the sleety snow
Alternate Author Name(s): Buson; Taniguchi Buson
Subject(s): Winter


HAIKU, by YOSA BUSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Blow of an axe
Last Line: The winter woods
Alternate Author Name(s): Buson; Taniguchi Buson
Subject(s): Forests; Winter


HAIKU, by YOSA BUSON    Poem Source            
First Line: A tethered horse
Last Line: In both stirrups
Alternate Author Name(s): Buson; Taniguchi Buson
Subject(s): Winter


HALF ROUNDED, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I make no prayer
Last Line: Consuming up and down
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Cold; November; Roundels; Winter


HANOVER WINTER SONG, by RICHARD HOVEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho, a song by the fire!
Last Line: Skoal!
Variant Title(s): Dartmouth Winter Song
Subject(s): Dartmouth College; Sports; Winter


HARVEST END, by CALEDFRYN    Poem Source            
First Line: The seasons fly
Last Line: With a rush we come %to winter in the grave
Subject(s): Winter


HAYLL, COMLY AND CLENE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Winter


HAYLL, DERLYNG DERE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Winter


HAYLL, SUFFERAN SAVYOURE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Winter


HEDGES IN WINTER, by PAUL MULDOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every year they have driven stake after stake after stake
Subject(s): Winter; Hedges


HELP ONE ANOTHER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


HEMLOCK AND CEDAR, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thin sheets of blue smoke among white slabs
Last Line: Mill to the ridge of hemlock and cedar.
Subject(s): Winter


HER HEART BREADS SILENCE, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Because that thou art pale and cold and still
Last Line: His holiest honour in this faithful breast!
Subject(s): Knowledge; Love; Pain; Secrets; Winter; Suffering; Misery


HERALD SQUARE, by JOHN CURTIS UNDERWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You who have felt the pressure and made good
Last Line: God's sheet moves on. You would not change your places.
Subject(s): Herald Square, New York City; Hunger; Winter


HERONS IN WINTER IN THE FROZEN MARSH, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All winter / two blue herons
Subject(s): Herons; Winter


HIDDEN LIFE, by LOUIS JONES MAGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Sleep on field and forest
Last Line: In spring!
Subject(s): Winter


HIS CHRISTMAS SLED, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I watch him with his christmas
Last Line: All glad things overtake you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Winter; Childhood; Nativity, The


HOAR-FROST, by MARY FRANCES MARTIN    Poem Text            
First Line: The wee folk, the fairy folk, have shaken out their laces
Last Line: And fairies' lacy petticoats all hanging out to air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cearnach, Conal
Subject(s): Christmas Trees; Seasons; Winter


HOARFROST, by STELLA PFEIFFER BAISCH    Poem Text            
First Line: Pale, winter sunshine falls aslant
Last Line: In fairy beauty of design.
Subject(s): Winter


HOARFROST AND FOG, by BARTON SUTTER    Poem Source            
First Line: I walk six blocks to the park.
Last Line: The snow is nearly up to her knees. %I breathe, and I breathe, and I breathe.
Subject(s): Snow; Weather; Winter


HOCKEY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When you hack a fellow's shin
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


HOJOKI, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Venus in the pale green sky
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall


HOJOKI, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Venus in the pale green sky
Last Line: Busy all night long tonight
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter


HOLLY, by SUSAN HARTLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Not one pretty flower would stay
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


HOODOO, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Owned a pair o' skates onc't
Last Line: And crick - tail-race - all together, %froze so tight, cat couldn't scratch
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


HOPE, by HORTENSE DRUCKER WAGAR    Poem Text            
First Line: Have you wished for summer sun
Last Line: Takes the place of that which dies.
Subject(s): Hope; Winter; Optimism


HORUS, by GERARD LABRUNIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The god kneph, trembling, rocked the universe
Last Line: And the heavens streamed radiant from the scarf of iris.
Alternate Author Name(s): Nerval, Gerard De
Subject(s): Winter


HORUS, by GERARD LABRUNIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Le dieu kneph en tremblant ebranlait l'univers
Alternate Author Name(s): Nerval, Gerard De
Subject(s): Winter


HOT CAKE, by SHU HSI    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter has come, fierce is the cold
Subject(s): Winter


HOUSE IN WINTER, by ERIC ORMSBY    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter sweetens my house with its fragrance
Last Line: Treasure your moment in this winter-gentled house!
Subject(s): Houses; Smells; Winter


HOUSE OF CARDS, by JULIE BUCHSBAUM    Poem Source            
First Line: I suppose we were dis
Last Line: Danced with the fervor, %that night, of orphans
Subject(s): Winter


HOUSE-FREE, by EDITH LOMBARD SQUIRES    Poem Text            
First Line: Now the days shorten, the autumn is gone
Last Line: I will go house-free and countrywide!
Subject(s): Houses; Winter


HOW ONE WINTER CAME IN THE LAKE REGION, by WILLIAM WILFRED CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For weeks and weeks the autumn world stood still
Last Line: Fast fell the driving snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Campbell, W. W.
Subject(s): Lakes; Winter; Pools; Ponds


HUNGER OF THE LEMUR, by MATT ROHRER    Poem Source            
First Line: On a hill he had climbed all winter
Last Line: These are only the slimy bones of trees, %not trees
Subject(s): Animals; Hunger; Winter


HUNGRY HOUNDS OF WINTER, by EMMA THOMAS SCOVILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: The hounds of winter now are here, they bare
Last Line: You blast frail life, with black and certain death.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Winter


HUNTERS, by ERNEST THOMPSON SETON    Poem Source            
First Line: The white owl sits on a low snowdrift
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


HURDY-GURDY PLAYER, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just beyond the village is a hurdy-gurdy player. His
Last Line: Strange old man, shall I go with you? Will you grind your %organ to my songs?
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


HURRAH FOR THE FLAG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: There are many flags in many lands
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


I DO! DON'T YOU?, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer,' said the humming bee
Last Line: "I like winter best—don't you?"
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Winter; Childhood; Nativity, The


ICE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No one this far south chances ice
Last Line: And the lottery began.
Subject(s): Drowning; Fear; Lakes; Winter; Pools; Ponds


ICE, by AGNES NEMES NAGY    Poem Source            
First Line: The world slowly freezes inside me
Last Line: And glisten like fish
Subject(s): Winter


ICE, by CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter scourged the meadow and the hill
Last Line: Wherein to sit and watch the fury pass.
Subject(s): Ice; Nature; Winter


ICE, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source            
First Line: Such as had an interest
Last Line: And the fishes saw a well in the sun
Subject(s): Ice; Snow; Winter


ICE FISHING, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From open water at the lake's
Last Line: By the blood-freckled cheek of the evening snow
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Winter


ICE KING SLEEPS WITH HIS BRIDE, by NATALIE KENVIN    Poem Source            
First Line: They lie in an embrace
Last Line: That will contract %the world in pain
Subject(s): Cold; Marriage; Winter


ICE MELTING, OTSEGO LAKE, by GAYLE ELEN HARVEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Some things wait
Last Line: Like a stand of birch trees quickening %in this good cold
Subject(s): Cold; Silence; Winter


ICE STORM, by UNA W. HARSEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Winter is in no happy mood today
Last Line: To build a wondrous fairyland of ice.
Subject(s): Ice; Storms; Winter


ICE WITCHERIES, by ADELINE M. JENNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Shingled in light and tipped with fire
Last Line: To shattered crystal on the grasses.
Subject(s): Crystallization; Ice; Physics; Winter


ICE-FISHING IN WINTER, by JOHN HARRINGTON KEENE    Poem Source            
First Line: Ho! Sing of your trout in the spring betimes
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


ICEBERGS, by ROGER BLAKELY    Poem Source            
First Line: After a winter of cold nor'easters, summer halts at a threshold forty
Last Line: Flown off the night before
Subject(s): Antarctica; Ice; Winter


ICEBOAT, by ALICE WARD BAILEY    Poem Source            
First Line: There is a thing so fair, so free
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


ICEBOUND, by RICHARD FOERSTER    Poem Source            
First Line: Nine below and each window's
Last Line: And the perceptible chill invades
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Ice; Snow; Winter


IF, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twixt what thou art, and what thou wouldst be, let
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Islands; Life; Love; Winter; Nightmares


IF YOU WERE HERE; A SONG IN WINTER, by PHILIP BOURKE MARSTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O love, if you were here
Last Line: Of all our days that were.
Subject(s): Winter


IMPATIENCE, by LE BARON COOKE    Poem Text            
First Line: April / seems so far away
Last Line: Of my heart?
Subject(s): Waiting; Winter


IMPRESSION DU MATIN, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The thames nocturne of blue and gold
Last Line: With lips of flame and heart of stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Prostitution; Thames (river); Winter; Harlots; Whores; Brothels


IMPRESSIONS FROM A PRAIRIE WINDOW: WINTER SCENE, by LILLIAN SAVOIE HAHN    Poem Text            
First Line: Snow crystals swirl through frosty air
Last Line: And still.
Subject(s): Winter


IMPROMPTU ON MRS. RIDDEL'S BIRTHDAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old winter, with his frosty beard
Last Line: And winter once rejoiced in glory.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Winter


IMPROMTU ON WINTER, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: O winter, what a deadly foe
Last Line: Kind autumn too, so liberal and so free %brings my old well-known present - poverty
Subject(s): Winter


IN DEAD WINTER, by JOSEPH M. DITTA    Poem Source            
First Line: In dead winter winter's grip loosens
Last Line: Life itself cares for what it lives in
Subject(s): Sickness; Winter


IN JANUARY, 1962, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With his hat on the table before him
Last Line: Near the soft gray felt hat on the table
Subject(s): Grandparents; Death; Winter; Country Life; Old Age


IN LATE WINTER, by THOMAS R. SMITH    Poem Source            
First Line: The frozen lake never loses its patience
Last Line: With summer. The watery twin comes nearer
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


IN LIMBO, by DAVID KELLER    Poem Source            
First Line: This past winter turkey buzzards, vultures
Last Line: Have been told it meant, wary of anything like joy
Subject(s): Snow; War; Winter


IN MY MOUNTAIN HAMLET, by MINAMOTO NO MUNEYUKI    Poem Source            
Last Line: And forlorn, for man %and grass both wither
Subject(s): Winter


IN SNOW TIME, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: How should I choose to walk the world with thee
Last Line: But let me walk beside thee in its snow
Subject(s): Snow;winter


IN THE CLEAR COLD, by SERGEY ALEXANDROVICH YESENIN    Poem Text            
First Line: In the clear cold the dales grow blue and tremble
Last Line: In their white waters washes his blue toes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yesenin, Sergei
Subject(s): Cold; Winter


IN THE EVENINGS, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I go through my rooms
Last Line: Like a ghost
Subject(s): Cold; Evening; Ghosts; Poverty; Supernatural; Winter; Sunset; Twilight


IN THE EVENINGS, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I go through my rooms
Last Line: Shaking locks in the night %like a ghost
Subject(s): Cold; Evening; Ghosts; Poverty; Supernatural; Winter


IN THE GUTTER, by ANDREW FELD    Poem Source            
First Line: Having outstayed her month, miss november
Last Line: Another mouth, another way of speaking. It's not
Subject(s): Time; Winter


IN THE HELLGATE WIND, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: January ice drifts downriver
Last Line: As the river I cross over.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Change; West (u.s.); Winter; Women; Southwest; Pacific States


IN THE MIDNIGHT, by PATRICK MACGILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A splash on the dusky water
Last Line: Crossing the great divide!
Subject(s): Death; Winter; Dead, The


IN THE STILLNESS O' THE NIGHT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ov all the housen o' the pleace
Last Line: In the stillness o' the night.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Walking; Winter; Bedtime


IN THE VILLAGE, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dogs are barking, rattling their chains. People are sleeping
Last Line: I am finished with dreaming. Why should I tarry with %those who are slumbering?
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


IN WINTER, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: The cold, ice-sucking wind has gone
Last Line: At this fine winter's day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Winter


IN WINTER, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, to go back to the days of june
Last Line: Under the wintry skies to marry?
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Winter


IN WINTER, by MICHAEL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Winter; Love - Loss Of


IN WINTER, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pale from the watery west, with the pallor of winter a-cold
Last Line: As I wait for my love in the fir-tree alley alone with the sun.
Subject(s): Winter


IN WINTER TIME, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winter time is extra nice
Last Line: We put him first, in case we bump.
Subject(s): Children; Play; Winter; Childhood


IN WINTER, DON'T EVER, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To someone cold
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Nature; Tongues; Winter


IN WINTRY WEATHER, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear, in wintry weather
Last Line: We crept so close together?
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Winter


IN WIRY WINTER, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadow of a bird
Subject(s): Winter; Birds


INN, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My path has led me to a graveyard
Last Line: Then we must trudge on, my faithful walking staff and I
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


INTO DEATH BRAVELY, by JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter/throws his great white shield
Subject(s): Winter; Death; Dead, The


IOWA & OTHER ACCIDENTS, by KATE NORTHROP    Poem Source            
First Line: There was snow that afternoon covering the road
Last Line: Always there about to happen
Subject(s): Accidents; Iowa; Middle West; Winter


IRON BRIGADE HIGHWAY, by MARTHA MODENA VERTREACE    Poem Source            
First Line: Old folks say snow days are for making love
Last Line: Yes, if I had to, yes I would %yes I could choose you again
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


IT BLOWS A SNOWING GALE IN THE WINTER OF THE YEAR, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The passion of the gale.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Winter; Storms


IT SNOWS AND IT BLOWS, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It snows and it blows, it is cold, stormy / weather
Last Line: For it snows, etc.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Sky; Snow; Storms; Weather; Winter


IT SNOWS! IT SNOWS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: It snows! Yes, it snows! And the children are wild
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


IT'S 65 BELOW, by WINIFRED S. MACDONALD    Poem Text            
First Line: The trees are draped with icicles
Last Line: At 65 below!
Subject(s): Winter


JACK FROST, by THOMAS NICOLL HEPBURN    Poem Text            
First Line: The door was shut, as doors should be
Last Line: The lovely things you saw in dream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Setoun, Gabriel
Subject(s): Winter


JACK FROST, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Ho! Ancient friend and honest peddler, jack
Last Line: Of boys snowballing on the village green!
Subject(s): Frost; Snow; Winter


JACK FROST (1), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Some one has been in the garden
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


JACK FROST AND THE CATY-DID, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard - 'twas on an autumn night
Last Line: To fan her wakeless dream.
Subject(s): Crickets; Winter


JACK FROST AT BEDTIME, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Angels is a-mindin' you, my baby
Last Line: Picturs on de winder wid his bref.
Subject(s): Winter


JACK FROST IN MARCH, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: How changeable the children grow
Last Line: "and let dear spring come to the sky!"
Subject(s): Children; March (month); Winter; Childhood


JANUARY, by ELIZABETH S. ADCOCK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dusk and snow this hour
Last Line: The stunning chaos of the world
Alternate Author Name(s): Adcock, Betty
Subject(s): January; Winter


JANUARY, by MARGARET COTTER FERGUSON    Poem Text            
First Line: A pale moon was watching 'jack frost' paint the trees
Last Line: On the bosom of earth.
Subject(s): January; Winter


JANUARY, by WELDON KEES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Morning: blue, cold and still
Last Line: Sleep is too short a death
Subject(s): Winter; Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


JANUARY, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the leaden skies
Last Line: All the livelong day.
Subject(s): January; Winter


JANUARY 1, 1829, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter is come again. The sweet south-west
Last Line: That winter with the dying year should come!
Subject(s): Winter


JANUARY NIGHT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In front of me on my desk
Last Line: And climb towards the sun
Subject(s): January; Night; Seashore; Storms; Winter; Bedtime; Beach; Coast; Shore


JANUARY NIGHT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In front of me on my desk
Last Line: And climb towards the sun
Subject(s): January; Night; Seashore; Storms; Winter


JANUARY THAW, by KATE CRICHTON GREDLER    Poem Text            
First Line: It was not for these days of searching cold
Last Line: Above my heart until an april morn.
Subject(s): Winter


JANUARY THAW, by EDNA DOW NORTHEND    Poem Text            
First Line: Pale fog, with sunshine showing through
Last Line: So that I may wander where only fog can go.
Subject(s): January; Winter


JANUARY, 1795, by MARY DARBY ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pavement slippery, people sneezing
Last Line: Candour spurned, and art rewarded.
Subject(s): Winter


JEREMY JOY, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Red winter, with a sigh and shrug
Last Line: When jeremy joy was singing!
Subject(s): Winter; Yorkshire, England


JERUSALEM THE GOLDEN: 52. WINTER SKETCHES, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that black ground and bushes
Subject(s): Winter; Snow; New York City; Subways; Landscape; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


JINGLE BELLS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Dashing thro' the snow
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


JOLLY CURLERS, by JAMES HOGG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of a' the games that e'er I saw
Alternate Author Name(s): The Ettrick Shepherd; The Bard Of Ettrick
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


JUBILATE AGNO: MY CAT JEOFFREY, by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For I will consider my cat jeoffrey
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Winter


JUBILATE AGNO: MY CAT JEOFFREY, by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: For I will consider my cat jeoffrey
Last Line: For he can creep
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Winter


KIARTAN THE ICELANDER: DEDICATION TO F. H., by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When at one winter's end our boy looked forth
Last Line: Fit for the world's one angel, love himself!
Subject(s): Angels; Love; Voices; Winter


KILLING THE WINTER WAS OUR CAUSE, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: Killing the winter was our cause,
Last Line: The mistral in our veins.
Subject(s): Love; Winter


KIMONO-MAKER CONTEMPLATES ICE, by GREG HEWETT    Poem Source            
First Line: One dawn ice appears
Last Line: Summer kimono %he knows
Subject(s): Arctic; Explorers; Ice; Winter


KIND OF CATASTROPHE, by RACHEL ZUCKER    Poem Source            
First Line: About this snow I'd say
Last Line: You're different-here -- (I never imagined) %three winters later
Subject(s): Winter


KINDLY WINTER, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snow lies deep upon the ground
Last Line: The friend and father of the year.
Subject(s): Winter


LADDER FROZEN AGAINST THE SHED, by JAN WEISSMILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: The word is 'february', %a few dry leaves, the trees
Last Line: Whole globe plucked from its%- one of its - courses
Subject(s): February; Winter


LADY OF SNOWS, by C. N. BUZZARD    Poem Source            
First Line: Ghostly, etheral, mystical form!
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


LAMENT, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: A dead rabbit with
Last Line: Into what hands?
Subject(s): Winter


LASH OF THE NORTHLAND, by ANDREW F. UNDERHILL    Poem Source            
First Line: Where the rafters of the world-roof fade
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


LAST HOPE, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here and there colored leaves can be seen on the trees
Last Line: I myself sink to the ground and weep on the tomb of %my hope
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


LAST HOURS, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A gray day and quiet
Last Line: Slowly pass.
Subject(s): Winter


LATE AFTERNOON, by ELAINE TERRANOVA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh see the gorgeous warring clouds
Last Line: And other things I can't name I can't %be held responsible for
Subject(s): Relationships; Winter


LATE FEBRUARY, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The first warm day,
Subject(s): Country Life; Winter


LATE JANUARY, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The elms' silhouettes
Last Line: Time's sharp edge is slitting another envelope
Subject(s): Winter


LATE JANUARY, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The elms' silhouettes
Last Line: Time's sharp edge is slitting %another envelope
Subject(s): Winter


LATE WINTER RAMBLE IN ZASYEKA FOREST, by JAY PARINI    Poem Source            
First Line: The woods in winter fill with birds
Subject(s): Forests; Winter


LENINGRAD SYMPHONY, by GAYLE ELEN HARVEY    Poem Source            
First Line: The theater's swollen and static with winter
Last Line: How soon will the war end? Will it end %soon?
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; War; Winter


LES SEPT VIELLARDS, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fourmillante cite, cite pleine de reves
Subject(s): Winter


LETTER TO JOSEPH WARREN, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter has beaten summer in fight
Last Line: Her ruined city with salt.
Subject(s): Winter


LI FU-JEN, by WU-TI (157 B.C.- 87 B.C.)    Poem Text            
First Line: The sound of her silk skirt has stopped
Last Line: How slow she comes!
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.); China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Love - Loss Of; Winter


LIKE BROOMS OF STEEL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Was all the one that played
Subject(s): Winter


LIKE SHOWER OVER THE HEART..., by JANE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: It shall never, happy soul, winter
Subject(s): Winter


LILAC TIME, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winter was fierce, my dear
Last Line: Will make me form-I-dable.
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilacs; Old Age; Seasons; Winter


LINDEN TREE, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A linden tree grows by the well at the gate
Last Line: You would have found repose there'
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


LINES ADDRESSED TO A WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM, PRESENTED TO THE WRITER, by ANNA PEYRE DINNIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Fair gift of friendship, and her ever bright
Last Line: Thou bloom'st the fairest 'mid the frosts of life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shackleford, Anna Peyre
Subject(s): Chrysanthemums; Flowers; Winter


LINES FOR WINTER, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell yourself / as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
Subject(s): Winter; Self-love


LINES ON THE WINTER SOLSTICE, by CHRISTOPHER MERRILL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A day of creaks and croaking! Ice in the skylight,
Last Line: The branches shake, and a half-eaten apple plops %into the kindling pile: if only you were here.
Subject(s): Nature; Weather; Winter


LINES PLACED OVER A CHIMNEY-PIECE, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Surly winter, come not here
Last Line: And thaw the winter in the soul.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Chimney Sweepers & Chimneys; Winter


LITE PENDENTE, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: The leaves lie dead about my feet
Last Line: Or art thou, as thou seemest, dead?
Subject(s): Grief; Loss; Love - Loss Of; Winter; Sorrow; Sadness


LITTLE ARTIST, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh, there is a little artist
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


LITTLE PINE-TREE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Once a little pine-tree
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


LITTLE SHIPS IN THE AIR, by EDWARD AUGUSTIUS RAND    Poem Source            
First Line: Flakes of snow, with sails so white
Subject(s): Nature; Snow; Winter


LITTLE SNOWFLAKES, by M. M.    Poem Source            
First Line: The snowflakes fall so gently
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


LITTLE SNOWFLAKES, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Still and gentle all around
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


LIVING IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE - I (WINTER), by CAROL ANN DAVIS    Poem Source            
First Line: Light shrinks daily
Last Line: In the ever-present snow the dictionary %on my lap unopened useless
Subject(s): Language; Winter


LIVING IN THE EARTHQUAKE ZONE, by ANTONY CHRISTIE    Poem Source            
First Line: The house is stone and mortar
Last Line: Your face blurred and bloody %through the ice window
Subject(s): Disasters; Earthquakes; Houses; Winter


LOCOMOTIVE, by MILLICENT SHINE    Poem Text            
First Line: Snow hushed the earth: awhile
Last Line: We went shuffling on through the snow.
Subject(s): Locomotives; Winter


LONELINESS, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a dark cloud drifting across a clear sky as a tired gust
Last Line: Even the raging storms did not rain upon me the misery %that I feel now
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


LONG SNOW, by ALEXANDRA THURMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I wanted something cool inside my mouth. Something cold
Last Line: Cool as celery, but summer, just the same
Subject(s): Cold; Snow; Winter


LOOKING EAST IN THE WINTER, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk on sixty-ninth street toward
Last Line: Alights in some dark in-between
Subject(s): Winter


LOST SPIRITS, by H. GANDY    Poem Source            
First Line: That gnomes abound on mountains, sad
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


LOST TRAIL, by FRANK LILLIE POLLOCK    Poem Source            
First Line: While the drizzle falls on the slimy
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


LOUISE SIGHS, SUCH A LONG WINTER, THIS, by MARY JO BANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stone basin, stone breath, stone bric-a-brac
Subject(s): Parties; Winter


LOUISE SIGHS, SUCH A LONG WINTER, THIS, by MARY JO BANG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stone basin, stone breath, stone bric-a-brac
Last Line: The five fluid ounce flask has gone missing
Subject(s): Parties; Winter


LOVE IN WINTER, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the berried holly-bush
Last Line: "when love can warm a winter's day?""'"
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Love; Winter


LOVE/SNOW, by JOANNE KYGER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When people say they love me I tell them/I wish I could stop thinking of robert
Last Line: Give me a loaf of bread -- I loaf you!/frost whenever it snows
Alternate Author Name(s): Snyder, Gary, Mrs.
Subject(s): Frost; Grief; Loss; Puns; Winter


LOVELY MONOCHROMES OF WINTER, by KAREN L. ANDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Then comes the talking easily reconstructed then
Last Line: -ungainly lives at best well-put savagery %at worst the visible bone the disappearing
Subject(s): Relationships; Seasons; Solitude; Winter


LUGGIE, SELS., by DAVID GRAY (1838-1861)    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now underneath the ice the luggie growls
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


LULLABY IN JANUARY, by KEITH WALDROP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bravely (it seems to me) you
Subject(s): Winter; Sleep; Birthdays


LUND, ONE WINTER NIGHT, by INGEMAR LECKIUS    Poem Source            
First Line: In our district suddenly a naked scream
Last Line: Kyrie eleison
Subject(s): Winter


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 53, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There lies the glow of summer
Last Line: The summer in thy breast!
Subject(s): Love; Summer; Winter


MAGIC, by MARIE TODD    Poem Text            
First Line: A candle blooms upon the sill
Last Line: There's may upon my window ledge.
Subject(s): May (month); Nature; Seasons; Winter


MAGNOLIA SHOALS, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up here among the gull cries
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Winter


MAIL, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do you leap up, my heart, at the sound of the
Last Line: You want to take a look over there and see how she is, %don't you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


MALAISE, by VIRGIL SUAREZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bad news knows no boundaries
Last Line: From [or, for] which to survive such falls
Subject(s): Survival; Winter


MANSHAPE, THAT SHONE, FR. THAT NATURE IS A HERACLITEAN ..., by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Winter


MAP FOR LONG DISTANCES, by ELEONORE SCHONMAIER    Poem Source            
First Line: It is all sharp edges and heated
Last Line: Breeze pushes loose %the tangled winter days
Subject(s): Maps; Travel; Winter


MAPLE, by ARCHIE RANDOLPH AMMONS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gray squirrels, fall-fat, having
Last Line: Naked you wouldn't believe it survives
Alternate Author Name(s): Ammons, A. R.
Subject(s): Maple Trees; Squirrels; Winter


MARCH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: A sodden gray in the chilly dawn
Last Line: And this is march
Subject(s): Cold;march (month);seasons;spring;winter


MARCH, by BERTHA RAFFETTO    Poem Text            
First Line: In mullioned pools of wildwood bowers
Last Line: Are clutched in earth's cold fingers.
Subject(s): Death; March (month); Sleep; Winter; Dead, The


ME HOLDING YOUR HAND HOLDING BACK, by DENNIS COOLEY    Poem Source            
Last Line: Sound of blood rumbles in them
Subject(s): Love; Snow; Togetherness; Winter


MEMORIES OF THE PACIFIC COAST, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a land, I, too
Last Line: And sets my sail to seek another sky.
Subject(s): Beauty; Home; Memory; Pacific Ocean; Soul; Winter; Youth


MEMORY OF SNOW, by SANDOR CSOORI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: At times winter changes its mind
Last Line: Peeling silently
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


MEN IN WINTER, by JR. ORVAL A. LUND    Poem Source            
First Line: Stand out on the ice %over their holes, augers
Last Line: The women. Who drive me out %onto the ice
Subject(s): Mississippi; Winter


MERRY CHRISTMAS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: In the rush of early morning
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


MERRY IT IS (MODERN VERSION), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "merry it is, while the summer last, / with birds in song"
Last Line: "and I, being done so great a wrong, / sorrow and mourn and fast"
Subject(s): Winter


MID-WINTER, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All day the clouds hung ashen with the cold
Last Line: Of miseries on which he stared and smiled.
Subject(s): Winter


MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fairies; Supernatural; Winter


MIDWINTER, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Text            
First Line: My window looks upon a world grown gray
Last Line: Could peace not bloom, too, in the world once more?
Subject(s): Winter


MIDWINTER, by FRANCES B. HUSTON    Poem Text            
First Line: The fugitive seasons of the vanished year
Last Line: This vacant time -- long silence, or brief words.
Subject(s): Winter


MIDWINTER ABSENCE, by EVAN LODGE    Poem Text            
First Line: My love, when next the small soft feathered fifes
Last Line: My love, of hope and fear and wonderings.
Subject(s): Winter


MIDWINTER SUNSET, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds blown together, like ragged whorls of smoke
Last Line: A frightened squirrel scurries off in dismay.
Subject(s): Evening; Winter; Sunset; Twilight


MIDWINTER WALK IN CENTRAL PARK, by JOHN BROOKS WHEELWRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What heather is parading along the park in a
Last Line: Underbrush.
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City; Death; Nature; Seasons; Winter; Dead, The


MILKING THE COW, by MATTHEW LIPPMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I've been reading the paper all morning and can't get my eyes of the barn
Last Line: As it races over the brown wheat grass to meet me head on %between the pink udders of one brown cow
Subject(s): Cows; Farm Life; News; Storms; Winter


MIRTH, by EDITH COURTENAY BABBITT    Poem Text            
First Line: I walked, one winter day
Last Line: Of winter sun and bird at play.
Subject(s): Chickadees; Walking; Winter


MISERERE: LACHRYMAE, by DAVID GASCOYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slow are the years of light: and more immense
Subject(s): Winter


MISERERE: LACHRYMAE, by DAVID GASCOYNE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slow are the years of light: and more immense
Last Line: Become thy stigmata. They are thy tears which fall
Subject(s): Winter


MONTREAL CARNIVAL SPORTS, by GEORGE MARTIN    Poem Source            
First Line: The frost king sat on a throne of snow
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


MOOSE-HUNTING IN WINTER, by ISAAC MCLELLAN JR.    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the winter snowfall lies heavy and deep
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


MORNING AFTER, by DENNIS COOLEY    Poem Source            
Last Line: So loud it hurts
Subject(s): Cold; Marriage; Skating And Skaters; Snow; Sports; Winter


MORNING HYMN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Father, thou art near - so near
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


MOSS, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O rain-bred moss that now dost hide
Last Line: And warn me of the time that's gone.
Subject(s): Memory; Moss; Nature; Winter


MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: We built %a fortress
Last Line: Did all %our armaments %erase
Subject(s): Winter


MOUNTAIN PAINTER, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: What shades of white
Last Line: Only a winter artist hasm
Subject(s): Winter


MOUNTAIN SNOWSTORM, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Without warning, %the sky falls down
Last Line: Covering the trees %with clouds
Subject(s): Winter


MY FATHER'S DREAM, by IONNA-VERONIKA WARWICK    Poem Source            
First Line: That winter of the war
Last Line: My heart just broke,' he said, 'when I saw %that beautiful bird go down.'
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Winter


MY MOST. MY MOST. O MY LOST, by JOSE GARCIA VILLA    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Winter


MY TREE, by ROLF JACOBSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: It's the cedar--the mother of lingonberry--that is my tree
Last Line: Among all the trees on earth it is nearest to the great snows, %to the blind son of the glacier. I w
Subject(s): Glaciers; Snow; Strength; Trees; Winter


MY WALK, by HICOK. BOB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am misunderstanding a song
Last Line: Draws a breath to speak
Subject(s): Winter


MY WINTER ROSE, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why did you come when the trees were bare?
Last Line: Your leaves 'twixt the leaves of my leaflessness.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Winter


NEUTRAL TONES, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We stood by a pond that winter day
Last Line: And a pond edged with grayish leaves.
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of; Winter


NEVER PLANNED IT THIS WAY, by DENNIS COOLEY    Poem Source            
Last Line: Dry ice in the wrong season
Subject(s): Desolation; Snow; Winter


NEVER QUITE RIGHT, by DIANE JARVENPA    Poem Source            
First Line: What can I do with this night
Last Line: And never quite right
Subject(s): Frost; Winter


NEW NEIGHBORHOOD, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sold my brownstone windows full of leaves
Last Line: Their clopping rhythm muffled in fresh snow.
Subject(s): Cities; Moving & Movers; Winter; Urban Life


NEW SPRING: 42, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With sullen thoughts in chilly bosom cherished
Last Line: The worst of all comes next -- the rain's descending!
Subject(s): Winter


NEW YEAR'S DAY, by DAVID LEHMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is it: the night they've all selected
Subject(s): New Year; Winter


NEW YEAR, GOOD-MORNING!, by ALEXANDER MACLEAN    Poem Text            
First Line: New year, good - morning! Come and bring
Last Line: New year, good-morning!
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Holidays; Morning; New Year; Winter; Joy; Delight


NIGHT MANCEUVRES, by JAMES MONAHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through january night we climbed
Last Line: I was not desolate before.
Subject(s): Desolation; Night; Silence; Winter; World War Ii; Bedtime; Second World War


NIGHT ON THE SKATING RINK, by GEORGE MARTIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Our rink is in motion %like waves of the ocean
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


NIVE CANDIDUM SORACTE, by JACK MERTEN    Poem Text            
First Line: There are those who laugh for the winter
Last Line: Which persists in chattering and shivering outside.
Subject(s): Cold; Mountain Climbing; Skiing; Winter


NO SONGS IN WINTER, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky is gray as gray may be
Last Line: And golden orioles come again!
Subject(s): Winter


NO SOUND, by HENRY WORTHAM II    Poem Text            
First Line: No sound in winter under the trees
Last Line: Who knows that death comes in winter?
Subject(s): Death; Winter; Dead, The


NOCTURNE, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text            
First Line: All the earth a hush of white
Last Line: And . . . Your breast.
Subject(s): Love; Winter


NOEL, by JEANNETTE EVERETT LAWS    Poem Text            
First Line: How soft the fingers of the snow
Last Line: And let the christmas spirit pass.
Subject(s): Christmas; Santa Claus; Snow; Winter; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


NOME BYPASS ROAD, by KEN WALDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: The freak november of no snow
Last Line: Of a limitless universe %and I was cycling, thrilled
Subject(s): Eskimos; Frost; Native Americans; Nome, Alaska; Winter


NOME CALENDAR, by KEN WALDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Minus twenty, little wind, my dawdle
Last Line: By timelessness, I began to enter %an easier, more human season
Subject(s): Eskimos; Native Americans; Nome, Alaska; Solitude; Teaching And Teachers; Winter


NOME POST OFFICE, by KEN WALDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Here where a cold july rain
Last Line: At dawn. Fine, I replied, knowing %I had forever. And forever was now
Subject(s): Cold; Eskimos; Native Americans; Nome, Alaska; Winter


NORDLAND, by MADELYN CAMRUD    Poem Source            
First Line: This winter I've lost the feeling
Last Line: In that space, so empty and so clean
Subject(s): Arctic; Cold; North, The; Winter


NORTH END, by RANDY BLASING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crows rule the roost
Subject(s): Winter


NORTH PALISADE, THE END OF SEPTEMBER, 1939, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun drops daily down the sky
Subject(s): Winter


NORTH PALISADE, THE END OF SEPTEMBER, 1939, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun drops daily down the sky
Last Line: Ours is the peace to find
Subject(s): Winter


NORTH WINDOW, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Landscaped with frost and zippered fast with ice
Last Line: Reality or a disabled chair.
Subject(s): Cold; North, The; Winter


NORTH WINTER, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Coming of winter
Last Line: North is / nothing
Subject(s): Arctic; Winter


NORTHERN TRAPPERS TRAIL, by GEORGE WELDON    Poem Source            
First Line: Have you ever stooped in the frosty morn
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


NORTHERN WINTER'S WELCOME, by C. TURNER    Poem Source            
First Line: Hurrah for the ski! And the taut snowshoe
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


NOT WRITING MY NAME, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the snow, that is. The 'j' could have been
Last Line: I have become the place the crow didn't appear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Snow; Winter; Writing & Writers


NOTE BOOK OF ROMANCES AND LAMENTS: LAMENT OF THE RUINED CHATEAUX IN, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: Lusignan, les baux, coucy, white towers in winter's fee, and autumn's king
Last Line: Is it not bitter pain life's semblance to retain when death is in the air?
Subject(s): Death; Lament; Pain; Winter; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


NOTHING HERE IS QUITE ALIVE, by DAVID HENDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: A small alberta spruce, %one side stricken
Last Line: As this last corner of my heart
Subject(s): Death; Old Age; Winter


NOUMENON, by CASSIA BERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: It would snow so much in russia, my uncle told me, that the roads
Last Line: The answers to their questions
Subject(s): Memory; Russia; Snow; Winter


NOVEMBER, by GIOVANNI PASCOLI    Poem Source            
First Line: The air gemlike, the sun so clear
Last Line: Summer of the dead
Subject(s): Cold; November; Winter


NOVEMBER AND THE WINDS ARE COMING FROM CANADA, by BOB VANCE    Poem Source            
First Line: In the rude gloaming
Last Line: My friend, %it is further than we can see
Subject(s): Weather; Winter


NOW IS WINTER GONE, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long had I known you yet in truth I knew / you not
Last Line: Flushes and flowers as gilded fields in april shine.
Subject(s): Farewell; Love - Loss Of; Nature; Nostalgia; Relationships; Winter; Parting


NUMBNESS, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vainly I search for a trace of her step in the snow-covered
Last Line: Heart even soften, her image will dissolve and disappear
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


NUTTING-TIME, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the nights have lengthened
Last Line: In triumph and in glee.
Subject(s): Winter


O DULL, COLD NORTHERN SKY, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of honourable ways
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Winter


ODE TO THE EARLIEST SNOWDROP, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Chaste flower, I fear to do thee wrong!
Last Line: A rival host should mar.
Subject(s): Beauty; Flowers; Life; Winter


ODE TO WINTER, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first the fiery-mantled sun
Last Line: No bounds to human wo.
Subject(s): Winter


ODES 1, 9. VIDES UT ALTA, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep snow! Soracte stands solid under it
Last Line: Or from a finger an easy forfeit.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Weather; Winter


ODES I, 4. TO LUCIUS SESTIUS, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As biting winter flies, lo, spring with sunny
Last Line: Nor woo the gentle lycidas, whom all are mad to win
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Winter


ODES I, 9, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Snow's on the fellside, look! How deep
Last Line: She won't make much fuss
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Winter


ODES I, 9. TO THALIARCHUS, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One dazzling mass of solid snow
Last Line: From wrist or hand that scarce rebels.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Variant Title(s): Odes I, 9. Socrate
Subject(s): Winter


ODES I, 9. TO WINTER, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold yon mountain's hoary height
Last Line: These, these are joyes the gods for youth ordain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Variant Title(s): To Thaliarchus
Subject(s): Horace (65-8 B.c.); Love; Translating & Interpreting; Winter; Youth


ODES: BOOK 1: ODE 2. ON THE WINTER SOLSTICE, 1740, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The radiant ruler of the year
Last Line: The liquid melody prolong.
Subject(s): Winter Solstice


OF ALL THE CORNERS TO FORGET: MINSTREL, by GIAN LOMBARDO    Poem Source            
First Line: This tree knows when ice forms on the river, it's time to dream. In the ...
Last Line: And fall among the branches of this tree
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


OF SKATING, by COULSON KERNAHAN    Poem Source            
First Line: She's just at my back, and
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


OKTOBER, by D. E. STEWARD    Poem Source            
First Line: Tree swallows in the hudreds feed in a quarter mile of sky off the
Last Line: It is the way things always are so close to italy
Subject(s): Birds; Europe; Migration; Winter


OLD MAN'S NURSERY RHYME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the jolly winters
Last Line: Oh! No! No!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Snow; Winter; Dead, The


OLD MARCH HILL, by PHILIP BOOTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Worst winter in years
Last Line: It felt like %half of us half-believed him
Subject(s): Marching And Marches; Winter


OLD NICK IN SOREL, by STANDISH HAYES O'GRADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old nick took a fancy, as many men tell
Last Line: Will winter in hell and be here in the summer.
Subject(s): Canada; Christmas; Santa Claus; Weather; Winter; Canadians; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


OLD WINTER, by THOMAS NOEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old winter sad, in snow yclad
Last Line: We'll keep old winter out.
Subject(s): Winter


OLD WINTERS ON THE FARM, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have jest about decided
Last Line: "groun'-hog's out and seed his shadder!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Farm Life; February; Groundhogs; Winter; Agriculture; Farmers; Woodchucks


ON A MARSH ROAD (WINTER, NIGHTFALL), by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bluff of cliff, purple against the south
Last Line: Nor none look back upon this world folding to-night, to rain and to sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Winter; Bedtime


ON CROSSING THE RANGE OF HIGH LAND BETWEEN STONE AND MARKET DRAYTON, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dread inmate of the northern zone!
Last Line: And fingers ghastly blue!
Subject(s): Cold; Frost; Winter


ON DECEMBER 21, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now let the weather do its worst
Last Line: We'll greet the spring to-morrow!
Subject(s): Winter


ON THE DARK, STILL, DRY, WARM WEATHER ... IN WINTER MONTHS, by GILBERT WHITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The imprisoned winds slumber within their caves
Last Line: And float the deluged paths and miry fields.
Subject(s): Air; Snow; Weather; Wind; Winter


ON TO CUBE!, by FRANKLIN MCDUFFEE    Poem Source            
First Line: Listen to the wind, fellows
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


ONCE IN A LIFETIME, SNOW, by LES A. MURRAY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winters at home brought wind
Last Line: And another child
Alternate Author Name(s): Murray, Leslie Allan
Subject(s): Australia; Snow; Winter


ONE DEGREE SHY OF SNOW, by CAROL KIVO    Poem Source            
First Line: I stumble over half frozen earth
Last Line: It is one degree shy of snow
Subject(s): Frost; Skiing; Snow; Winter


ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE A SUMMER', by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A rose which spied one swallow
Last Line: But that rose never more
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


OUR BROOK IN WINTER, by LOVINA E. OVERLOCK    Poem Source            
First Line: The little brook behind our house
Subject(s): Brooks; Winter


OUR FLAG (2), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Flag of our country brave
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


OUR SIR ROBIN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When icicles shine so bright
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


OUT-BREEDERS, by TIMOTHY RICHARDSON    Poem Source            
First Line: To breed us out is a mistranslation
Last Line: Moving south to another city that could stand to be so blessed
Subject(s): Children; Seasons; Sex; Winter


OUTSIDE THE DOOR, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Outside the door the bare tree stands
Last Line: Until a puffing wind comes by.
Subject(s): February; Snow; Winter


OVER THE ICE WITH A CURVING SWING, by EDWARD W. SANDYS    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


PALM ENDING IN WINTER, by IRA SADOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Something simple, something clear
Subject(s): Winter; Family Life; Relatives


PANTRY, by EMOKE PULAY    Poem Source            
First Line: Is the boy's hideaway
Last Line: Bedtime nightly drags him out
Subject(s): Budapest, Hungary; Poverty; Winter


PASSING, by LIZ WALDNER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's winter and it will be for awhile
Last Line: Until, as now, it up and walks %right through me
Subject(s): Winter


PEACH FIRES, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out in the orchards the dogs stood
Subject(s): Trees; Fire; Winter


PEGGIE'S CHARMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where, braving angry winter's storms
Last Line: Must be a stronger death.
Subject(s): Winter


PERISHIN' POEM, by WILLIAM NEILL    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter's came
Last Line: Wee josis frozis skintit %winter's diabolic - init?
Subject(s): Glasgow, Scotland; Winter


PHANTOM SUNS, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw three suns outlined against the sky and stared at
Last Line: If only the third would leave as well! Darkness is all %that I crave
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


PHYSICAL PERCEPTION I, by RAOUL SCHROTT    Poem Source            
First Line: He fell out of november -- hail brought
Last Line: Origin and from somewhere in the north
Subject(s): Perception; Winter


PICKEREL-FISHING, by ISAAC MCLELLAN JR.    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wide o'er the lake's transparent plain
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


PINE WOODS IN WINTER, by INEZ CULVER CORBIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, little wood, knee - deep in snow
Last Line: Just one more look before I go!
Subject(s): Forests; Winter; Woods


PIPING ROBIN, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Piping robin, piping so
Last Line: Tell the little flowers to grow, / piping robin, piping so!
Subject(s): Robins; Winter


PLANTING BULBS, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Setting my bulbs arow
Last Line: No more weeping, but laughter.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Gardens & Gardening; Spring; Winter; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


POEM FOR A NEW YEAR, by RACHEL WETZSTEON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love that a reign of terror struck dumb
Subject(s): Love; Winter; New Year


POEM FOR NOVEMBER, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: Now the air holds its gray stiffly
Last Line: As the white sun shivers against its dream
Subject(s): Winter


POEM ON THE FROST AND SNOW, by LEWIS+(1) MORRIS    Poem Source            
First Line: Ere I freeze, to sing bravely
Last Line: The key let him take home then %rightly to be kept in heaven!
Subject(s): Winter


POEMS ON THE DEATH OF PRINCE HENRY: VPON THE UNSEASONABLE TIMES, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fond vulgar, canst thou thinke it strange to finde
Last Line: Men's sighes and teares are slight, and quickly done.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Mourning; Tears; Wind; Winter; Dead, The; Bereavement


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 14. THE FROST, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How flowerlike the frost
Last Line: Creative summer's ghost?
Subject(s): Frost; Winter


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 23. A BROOK IN WINTER, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange as a frozen dream
Last Line: Is this stilled winter stream.
Subject(s): Brooks; Dreams; Winter; Streams; Creeks; Nightmares


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 24. WINTER, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under a priestly stole
Last Line: With silence for a soul.
Subject(s): Silence; Winter


POETS IN LATE WINTER, by MONA VAN DUYN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The poets of missouri stare at astonishing winter
Last Line: And ends that tiny, unearthly song
Subject(s): Nature; Birds; Winter


POST NUBES LUX, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sink, sullen rear-guard of the storm
Last Line: I half adore thee as divine.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Storms; Winter


POST-EQUINOX SPECTRA, by PHILIP BOOTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still weeks to ice-out
Last Line: Or april fools' first
Subject(s): Winter


POSTCARD ELEMENT IN WINTER, by CHARLES LAURENCE NORTH    Poem Source            
First Line: Supposing the wildlife became a person
Last Line: I enjoyed getting it
Subject(s): Winter


PREY, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the gathering layers of gauze
Subject(s): Winter


PRIVATE GROUND, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First frost, and I walk among the rose-fruit, the marble toes
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Lakes; Winter; Pools; Ponds


PSALM: MAGNOLIAS IN THE APRIL SNOW, by UROS ZUPAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Let us bite through the chains of enchanted words, father, let us melt
Last Line: Of my dreams, magnolias opening in the april snow
Subject(s): Fathers And Sons; Winter


PURPLE OF WINTER, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: The man riding this particular day knows that
Last Line: To the coming of snow over his purple mind
Subject(s): Winter


QUATRAINS: A WINTER DREAM, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The host of flakes that float thro' leafless trees
Last Line: Come back to woo the roses that are dead.
Subject(s): Winter


QUIET INCARNATION, by PATRICIA G. ROURKE    Poem Source            
First Line: Softly falls the snow
Last Line: Int the night of our lives
Subject(s): Religion; Winter


RACE AT PETIT COTE, by WILLIAM EDWARD BAUBIE    Poem Source            
First Line: Did you ever see mah ponay -
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


RAIN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: What makes the rain, mamma?
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


REAL WONDER, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the stunned little interval
Last Line: Preceding real wonder .
Subject(s): Fences; Houses; Spring; Winter


RED IS FOR WINTER, by JESSIE GODDARD BROMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: The coffee steams in a silver urn
Last Line: I have red books and a fire in the grate.
Subject(s): Red (color); Winter


REGARD, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In regard to their own movement
Last Line: Turning through the fire .
Subject(s): Fire; Winter


REST, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now at last I begin to realize how tired I am
Last Line: Sharp sting of the serpent as it stirs
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


RESURRECTION, by BEULAH WINDLE SCALLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: When songsters were carolling matins betimes
Last Line: Of the spring.
Subject(s): Miracles; Nature; Seasons; Spring; Winter


RETURN TO WINTER, by ELAINE TERRANOVA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That day the starlings didn't eat.
Subject(s): Winter


RHYTHM CITY, by MICHAEL COFFEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter salt stains white on the sidewalk
Last Line: It is this, he admits, looking down %can't dance
Subject(s): Abandonment; Absence; Cities; New York City; Orphans; Poetry And Poets; Winter


RICE-PLANTING SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When winter comes
Last Line: Has stretched and grown above
Subject(s): Rice; Winter


RIVER IN WINTER, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter wraps the river
Last Line: Trying to keep it warm
Subject(s): Winter


RUNES FROM THE ISLAND OF HORSES: WINTER, by GEORGE MACKAY BROWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Three winter brightnesses
Last Line: Kirkyard spade
Subject(s): Winter


RUTHENIA, by JAMES SUTHERLAND-SMITH    Poem Source            
First Line: Once and once and once upon all the time
Last Line: They are not reminded of each other. Progress
Subject(s): Hunting; Winter


SAFE AND SOUND (A LITTLE ACTION SONG), by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Safe and sound in the ground
Last Line: While mr. Rough wind rides around
Subject(s): Plants; Seeds; Winter; Spring


SAID TULIP, 'THAT IS SO', by MADGE ELLIOTT    Poem Source            
First Line: One christmas time some roots and bulbs
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SAINT FRANCIS IN WINTER, by RUTH KNOWLES    Poem Text            
First Line: It is a sorry slight to leave out there
Last Line: If so he yet can speak, he knows not death.
Subject(s): Ice; Snow; Stones; Winter; Granite; Rocks


SCENE LENDS ITS AID, by O'HARA BAYNES    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SEASON SONG, FR. THE FINN-CYCLE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Here's a song
Last Line: Icy time %that's my rime
Subject(s): Winter


SEASONS: WINTER, by JOHANN CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH HOLDERLIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When seasons' images pass out of sight and mind
Last Line: Nature burns, a gorgeous unbroken ring
Alternate Author Name(s): Holderlin, J. C. F.; Holderlin, Friedrich
Subject(s): Winter


SEASONS: WINTER, by DAVID SHAPIRO    Poem Source            
First Line: Hard winter %unlivable house
Last Line: You used to say oh you could say anything
Subject(s): Winter


SECOND SNOW, by GAYLE ELEN HARVEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Trees grow wild in the pasture
Last Line: Lanterns, light calling %'come home'
Subject(s): Bones; Death; Memory; Winter


SELF-PORTRAIT: NOVEMBER, by SANDY LONGHORN    Poem Source            
First Line: Walking home in the first hard freeze
Last Line: To the metallic bite of birch bark and rust in my throat
Subject(s): Homeless; Hunger; Portraits; Solitude; Winter


SERFS, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter has planted the fields black with crows
Last Line: To make an earth that can be made a hell.
Subject(s): Birds; Dirt; Farm Life; Winter; Agriculture; Farmers


SESTINA D'INVERNO, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in this bleak city of rochester
Subject(s): Rochester, New York; Winter


SESTINA D'INVERNO, by ANTHONY HECHT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in this bleak city of rochester
Last Line: That is neither to our mind nor of our making
Subject(s): Rochester, New York; Winter


SEVENTH WINTER, by HARRY+(2) CLIFTON    Poem Source            
First Line: That schnittke quartet ... Let me hear it again
Last Line: My longdistance call. I knew I was waiting for something
Subject(s): Telephones; Winter


SHADOW AND SHINE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Storms of the winter, and deepening
Last Line: And the world was dear to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Sea; Soul; Storms; Winter; Ocean


SHAKESPEREAN BEAR, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, on our casual way
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Dramatists; Plays And Playwrights; Poetry And Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Winter


SHAWHAN, KENTUCKY: WINTER 1978, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source            
First Line: The trees explode outward
Last Line: In the snow and fiercely live
Subject(s): Despair; Kentucky; Labor And Laborers; Snow; Winter


SHE SKATES ALONE, AND SWIFT AS SWALLOWS FLY, by PHILIP VERRILL MIGHELS    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SHE SLEEPS BENEATH THE WINTER SNOW, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sleep; Winter


SHEEP IN WINTER, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sheep get up and make their many tracks
Last Line: And shun the hovel where they might be warm.
Subject(s): Sheep; Winter


SHEPHERD'S CALENDAR: JANUARY; A COTTAGE EVENING, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shutter closed the lamp alight
Last Line: Those truths are fled and left behind %a real world and doubting mind
Subject(s): Winter


SHEPHERD'S CALENDAR: JANUARY; A WINTER'S DAY, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dithering and keen the winter comes
Last Line: Thus doth the winters dreary day %from to evening wear away
Subject(s): Winter


SHOOTING OF THE MOOSE, by THEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS    Poem Source            
First Line: All day through woodland stillnesses
Alternate Author Name(s): Roberts, T. G.
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SHUT-INS, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We're gittin' so we need again
Last Line: The charm of every dream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Winter


SIGNPOST, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: For what reason do I avoid the well-trod paths of other
Last Line: Road from which there is no return
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


SIGNS, by LARRY LEVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night I dreamed of my home,
Subject(s): Winter


SIGNS OF THE TIMES, by FRIEDERIKE MAYROCKER    Poem Source            
First Line: The omenon, he said, how it looks at us
Last Line: But not settled, he said, not settled, not anywhere
Subject(s): Home; Winter


SIGNS OF WINTER, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat runs races with her tail. The dog
Last Line: Snatch from the orchard hedge the mizzled clothes %and laughing hurry in to keep them dry
Subject(s): Winter


SIGNS OF WINTER, by LEONARD JENNEWEIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Everywhere are signs of coming winter
Last Line: Rustles leaves within my heart.
Subject(s): Emotions; Sympathy; Winter; Empathy


SILENT DEPTHS, by THOMAS ROSENLOCHER    Poem Source            
First Line: As though tipped down from the top of the sky
Last Line: Of great quantities of air trapped under the ice
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


SILVER, by ELIZABETH JANE COATSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fishing is life for towns along the sea
Last Line: Yet they shall keep a people until spring.
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Water; Winter; Anglers


SILVER FILIGREE, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The icicles wreathing
Last Line: In the blue cave of night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Ice; Winter


SILVER SWANS: 19, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The drowned moon plunges
Last Line: Their winter nests, in the moments of dark
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SINGING SCHOOL: 6. EXPOSURE, by SEAMUS HEANEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is december in wicklow
Subject(s): Ireland; Winter; Irish


SINGING SCHOOL: 6. EXPOSURE, by SEAMUS HEANEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is december in wicklow
Last Line: The once-in-a-lifetime portent, %the comet's pulsing rose
Subject(s): Ireland; Winter


SIR WINTER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir winter is coming across the wide sea
Last Line: Till he sings us the very best song that he can.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Sea; Singing & Singers; Winter; Ocean


SIX MEDITATIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF WINTER: 1, by RICHARD LYONS    Poem Source            
First Line: Is this gratitude, everything the sun replaces
Last Line: Carve our blue anatomies
Subject(s): Winter


SIX MEDITATIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF WINTER: 2, by RICHARD LYONS    Poem Source            
First Line: Just when our circumlocutions are about to cease
Last Line: There will be a dull joy as we articulate each other's names
Subject(s): Winter


SIX MEDITATIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF WINTER: 3, by RICHARD LYONS    Poem Source            
First Line: Among the little tags where blue heron tulips will come
Last Line: A shark's fin shadows down the west
Subject(s): Winter


SIX MEDITATIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF WINTER: 4, by RICHARD LYONS    Poem Source            
First Line: After a go at prayer beads & the soot of candles
Last Line: O, let none of us dissolve, let none of dissolve
Subject(s): Winter


SIX MEDITATIONS AT THE BEGINNING OF WINTER: 5, by RICHARD LYONS    Poem Source            
First Line: When the yellow emperor ascended on a dragon
Last Line: The vertebrae's vibrating harp
Subject(s): Winter


SKAITER'S MARCH, by CHARLES DIBDIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This snell and frosty morning
Alternate Author Name(s): Dibdin, Charles Isaac Mungo; Dibdin, Charles, Jr.
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATER, by CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My glad feet shod with the glittering steel
Last Line: And I turned and fled, like a soul pursued, %from the white,inviolate solitude
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATER, by ORTH HARPER STEIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Beneath her skates the curved steel bars
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATER AND WOLVES, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Source            
First Line: Swifter the flight! Far, far and high
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATER BELLE, by SAMUEL MINTURN PECK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the ice I see her fly
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATER'S SONG AT NIGHT, by HORACE SPENCER FISKE    Poem Source            
First Line: When glass-like glints the cracking ice
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATER'S VALENTINE, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What if the air has a nipping tooth!
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATERS, by CHARLES GORDON ROGERS    Poem Source            
First Line: Far in the west the dead day's pyre
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATERS' SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Away on the glist'ning plain we go
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATING, by KATE NORTHROP    Poem Source            
First Line: It was saturday,
Last Line: Through the rise of pines.
Subject(s): Cold; Skating And Skaters; Sports; Water; Winter


SKATING, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We speed o'er the star-lighted mirror along
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATING SONG, by JR. HORACE HOWARD FURNESS    Poem Source            
First Line: Fresh the breeze, the morning bright!
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATING SONG, by ARTHUR GRISCOM    Poem Source            
First Line: As swift and light as a bird in flight
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATING SONG, by DAVID POTTER    Poem Source            
First Line: The sound of the bugle over the hill -
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKATING SONG, by CHARLES GORDON ROGERS    Poem Source            
First Line: Whisper a song as we glide along, ye pines
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKI CHANTY, by J. SWINBURNE    Poem Source            
First Line: The sky is blue, the snow lies deep
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKI-JOURNEY, by BJORNSTJERNE MARTINIUS BJORNSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: How they go hurrying %how they go scurrying!
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKI-SONG OF THE BRAEMAR POSTMAN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Ah! The tang o' the snell hill-air
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SKIER, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: He goes past so fast
Last Line: Winter has no gender
Subject(s): Winter


SKIS, by WALTER PRICHARD EATON    Poem Source            
First Line: A pale new moon hung in the western sky
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SLEDDING SONG, by NORMAN C. SCHLICHTER    Poem Source            
First Line: Sing a song of winter
Last Line: Wintertime delight
Subject(s): Winter


SLEEP, MINSTREL, SLEEP, by WILLA SIBERT CATHER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, minstrel, sleep; the winter wind's awake
Last Line: When winter winds awoke. Sleep, minstrel, sleep
Subject(s): Sleep; Winter


SLEEPING WITH TWO WOMEN, by JEFF ROBERT WORLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: As I remember it, we emptied
Last Line: Continents. Perfectly at home, perfectly lost
Subject(s): Kansas; Snow; Winter


SLEIGH RIDE, by ARTHUR GRISCOM    Poem Source            
First Line: When all the world is robed in white
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SLEIGH SONG, by G. W. PETTEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Jingle, jingle, clear the way
Last Line: T is the merry, merry sleigh.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SLEIGH-RIDE SONG, by J. D. VINTON    Poem Source            
First Line: The silver moon is beaming
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SLEIGHING, by ORRIN CHALFONT PAINTER    Poem Source            
First Line: Brightly beams the moon tonight
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SMELL OF CHILLED DUST IN MY NOSTRILS, by SANDOR CSOORI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The breeze, whipped up by cars, slaps me
Last Line: Rambles inside grand snowfalls, euphorically
Subject(s): Cold; Snow; Survival; Winter


SNOW, by A. E. C.    Poem Source            
First Line: Snow so fair
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SNOW, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brave winter and I shall ever agree
Last Line: Hurrah! Then hurrah! For the drifting snow!
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


SNOW, by PATRICIA GOEDICKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moon like an exhausted nickel
Last Line: As television circles the globe %aerials strum the wind
Subject(s): Cold; Man-woman Relationships; Snow; Winter


SNOW, by TOMAZ SALAMUN    Poem Source            
First Line: I melted the snow
Last Line: Timid, sky blue roses
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


SNOW, by TZU LAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Dense, swirling, falling through azure emptiness
Last Line: Vagrant flakes drift in and stain his inkstone black
Subject(s): Ice; Snow; White (color); Winter; Zen Buddhism


SNOW, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Snow comes down on new york city
Last Line: You will later eat before it is cooked.
Subject(s): New York City; Snow; Winter; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SNOW CHANGE, by MAY LEWIS    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw a white house, in the snow
Last Line: The sweep of the hill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Goldstone, Mrs. Lafayette Anthony
Subject(s): Seasons; Snow; White (color); Winter


SNOW CLAD, by RUBY PRICE DEBOE    Poem Text            
First Line: This morn the earth is wrapped in snow
Last Line: And covers up our sin.
Subject(s): Winter


SNOW GRATE, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter's flag %has all white bars
Last Line: No stars. %cold glory
Subject(s): Winter


SNOW IN JERUSALEM, by JERRY MAZZA    Poem Source            
First Line: Reports the new york times
Last Line: The simmering landscape's pyre
Subject(s): Floods; News; Snow; Winter


SNOW IS STORMING, by SANDOR CSOORI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Like the poor, %like the prisoners-of-war
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Snow; Winter


SNOW ON THE TREES, by ANNA O. SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: We wake to see a world the night has made
Last Line: It seems the only scoffer is the wind!
Subject(s): Winter


SNOW ON THE TREES, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Somebody painted %the trees last night
Last Line: With ivory paintpots %white on white
Subject(s): Winter


SNOW REST, by CARMELITA A. LECLAIR    Poem Text            
First Line: The down of angels wafted slowly to the earth
Last Line: Obscured as the floss in a blanket heaven-made.
Subject(s): Angels; Snow; White (color); Winter


SNOW SHOE TRAMP, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Up! Up! The morn is breaking
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SNOW SOLACE, by REBECCA FUSFELD    Poem Text            
First Line: A clean wind ushers the new year in
Last Line: A newly-made bridal shroud.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Snow; Winter


SNOW STORM, by SUSAN GOLDMARK    Poem Text            
First Line: All still and softly through the night
Last Line: Realization of my dream.
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


SNOW STORM, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: Outside the night is winter
Last Line: The storm looses
Subject(s): Winter


SNOW VISITS MAGGIORE, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Luckily the sun isn't out and the snow
Last Line: Be many a body bereft of its soul!
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Snow; Winter; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


SNOW WEATHER, by LEONE RICE GRELLE    Poem Text            
First Line: The hoar-frost lingers long on branch and bough
Last Line: Tonight I brace the door, and heap the wood.
Subject(s): Winter


SNOW-FALL, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source            
First Line: Don't ask me how the blood qiuetens
Last Line: Are caught by cheerfulness when the snow falls
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


SNOW-SHOWER, by MARY LUNDIE DUNCAN    Poem Source            
First Line: See, mamma, the crumbs are flying
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SNOW-STORM, by GIOSUE CARDUCCI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Large, slow snowflakes fall from an ashen heaven: the noisy
Last Line: Shall to the silence descend, lay me to rest in the gloom
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Winter


SNOWBIRD, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: In the morning light trills the gay swallow
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SNOWBIRD'S SONG, by F. C. WOODWARD    Poem Source            
First Line: The ground was all covered with snow one day
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SNOWBOUND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun that brief december day / rose cheerless over hills of gray
Last Line: The benediction of the air.
Variant Title(s): New England In Winter;a Winter Idyl;snow-bound;snow-bound: A Winter Idyll
Subject(s): Family Life; Home; Massachusetts; Memory; Religion; Snow; Winter; Relatives; Theology


SNOWDROP, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Already now the snowdrop dares appear
Last Line: And winter lingers in its icy veins
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Winter


SNOWDROP AND CROCUS, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long were the wintry days and cold
Last Line: No wonder earth is glad to-day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY, by ADRIE S. KUSSEROW    Poem Source            
First Line: Even in fall, his brain craving
Last Line: For the joy of the infinite %opening inside him
Subject(s): Mankind; Snow; Winter


SNOWLESS WINTER, by MERTA M. BROOKINGS    Poem Text            
First Line: The earth is bleak and bare
Last Line: Above the lake.
Subject(s): Cold; Winter


SNOWMOBILE, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: It growls %like a polar bear
Last Line: Of that ursine race?
Subject(s): Winter


SNOWS, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the long-bearded chilly-fingered winter
Last Line: Green and unchanging to the wandering stars.
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


SNOWSHOE TRAIL, by ISAAC RUSLING PENNYPACKER    Poem Source            
First Line: Out on the open windswept spaces
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SNOWSHOE TRAMP, by BEATRICE HARLOWE    Poem Source            
First Line: Away, away o'er the glittering snow
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SNOWSHOER, by THEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS    Poem Source            
First Line: Under the moon and the stars
Alternate Author Name(s): Roberts, T. G.
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SNOWSHOERS SONG, by JOSEPH NEVIN DOYLE    Poem Source            
First Line: Tighten the toque, and girdle the sash
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SNOWSTORM (2), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: We are free! We are free! The snowflakes cried
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


SNOWSTORM IN THE DUSK, by EDWARD SAPIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great dabs of gray
Last Line: And there's a moaning, moaning, in the gloom.
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Weather; Winter


SOFT SNOW, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked abroad on a snowy day
Last Line: And the winter called it a dreadful crime.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Snow; Winter


SOLITARY NOTE, by VASILE IGNA    Poem Source            
First Line: When the snowstorm sinks into sleep
Last Line: The sea's language of coral and seaweed?
Subject(s): Sea; Snow; Winter


SOME, TOO FRAGILE FOR WINTER WINDS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Lambs for whom time had not a fold
Subject(s): Winter; Cold


SONG, by ANNE COLLINS    Poem Text            
First Line: The winter being over, / in order comes the spring
Alternate Author Name(s): Collins, An
Subject(s): Winter


SONG, by ANNE COLLINS    Poem Text            
First Line: The winter of my infancy being over-past
Last Line: Can e'er define.
Alternate Author Name(s): Collins, An
Subject(s): Winter


SONG FOR SNOW, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: In the forests falling snow
Last Line: But who will know and who will care?
Subject(s): Winter


SONG OF THE CHAMOIS HUNTER, by THOMAS BUCHANAN READ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, brave may be those bands, perchance
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SONG OF THE SKI, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: A king, I ween, it must have been
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SONG OF THE SNOW FLAKES, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: We're very small, we're very small
Last Line: What a white, white world the world can be!
Subject(s): December; Snow; Winter


SONG ON THE EDGE OF WINTER, by ANNA SHAW BUCK    Poem Text            
First Line: I shall remember, when my years are few
Last Line: A melody surpassing that of birds.
Subject(s): Memory; Singing & Singers; Winter; Songs


SONG TOWARD WINTER, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: I walk an afternoon road
Last Line: And the horn of the wind grieves
Subject(s): Winter


SONGS FOR A WINTER FIRE: 2. JUST WHY, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Just why the wind more sadly blows
Last Line: Believe what I will of naked trees.
Subject(s): Trees; Wind; Winter


SONGS FOR A WINTER FIRE: 6. WARM DAYS IN WINTER, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When warm days come in the middle of winter
Last Line: And you dream of a faun's, or wood-nymph's, fife.
Subject(s): Dreams; Life; Winter; Nightmares


SONGS FOR A WINTER FIRE: 7. ZERO, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard of heart, winter has frozen the fields
Last Line: One dares not even think of lambs or fawns.
Subject(s): Dreams; Hearts; Stars; Winter; Nightmares


SONGS OF THE CANADIAN WINTER, by JAMES K. LISTON    Poem Source            
First Line: Down the st. Lawrence winter storms begin
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE WINTER DAYS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky has turned its heart away
Last Line: Green lies the summer grass.
Subject(s): Cold; Day; Happiness; Laughter; Winter; Joy; Delight


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE WINTER NIGHTS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Back shining from the pane, the fire
Last Line: My father, in my soul!
Subject(s): Children; Cold; Death; Fathers; God; Memory; Night; Winter; Childhood; Dead, The; Bedtime


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 69, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the blue opal of a winter noon
Last Line: Have perished one by one!
Subject(s): Winter; Stars


SONGS OF WINTER 1, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: Chill of dawn, cry of the crow
Last Line: Came down into it and seared
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Winter


SONGS OF WINTER 2, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: Still the frost is on the glass
Last Line: I'll run myself to welcome it!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Winter


SONGS OF WINTER 3, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: And while I'm still on my front step
Last Line: Of cheer, lively and full of din
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Winter


SONGS OF WINTER 4, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh, fall one me, frost!
Last Line: Of the sun's rays - - rule in your strength!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Winter


SONGS OF WINTER 5, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: Morning's incense on the roofs
Last Line: Seven times as mighty and as brave
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Winter


SONGS ON THE VOICES OF BIRDS; SEA-MEWS IN WINTER TIME, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked beside a dark grey sea
Last Line: I walked in joy, and was not cold.
Subject(s): Earth; Happiness; Sea; Snow; Winter; World; Joy; Delight; Ocean


SONNET, by DOROTHY MOORE GARRISON    Poem Text            
First Line: The autumn loitered through the valley lanes
Last Line: And all our summer sowing had been lost.
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET (12), by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, while the rear-guard of the flyinf year
Last Line: And shouts of triumph peal along the shore.
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET TO WINTER, by STELLA MUSE WHITEHEAD    Poem Text            
First Line: For every sorrow, every faded thing
Last Line: I scent the honeysuckle in the lane.
Subject(s): Sonnet (as Literary Form); Winter


SONNET. THE DOUBLE ROCK, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since thou hast view'd some gorgon, and art grown
Last Line: To make two rocks each others monument.
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET: A DISAPPOINTMENT, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, of a sudden, came to life one day
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET: 13, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee
Last Line: Or taste the old october brown and bright.
Variant Title(s): Winter
Subject(s): Christmas; Old Age; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Winter; Nativity, The


SONNET: 4. TO HONORA SNEYD, WHOSE HEALTH WAS ALWAYS BEST IN WINTER, by ANNA SEWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now the youthful, gay, capricious spring
Last Line: Dim winter's naked hedge and plashy field.
Alternate Author Name(s): Seward, Nancy
Subject(s): Health; Winter


SONNET: 97, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: How like a winter hath my absence been
Last Line: That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Winter; Separation; Isolation


SONNET: DECEMBER, 1879, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now is the earth at rest from sun and storm
Last Line: Silent with joy, and pure with perfect love.
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET: ILLEGITIMATE, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The maiden spring came laughing down
Last Line: And with brute buffet scars her shrinking face!
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET: JANUARY, 1879, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With bounding heart, with eyes and cheeks aglow
Last Line: Who know not spring, or having known, forget.
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET: THE STORMY NIGHT (WRITTEN ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT, 1873), by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How roars this wintry tempest, fierce and loud
Last Line: I mock your ire, nor heed your wild despair.
Subject(s): Winter


SONNET: TO A HYACINTH IN JANUARY, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet household hyacinth, whose dainty breath
Last Line: More full and fragrant than the promised joy.
Subject(s): Hyacinths; Winter


SONNET; DECEMBER MORNING, 1782, by ANNA SEWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love to rise ere gleams the tardy light, / winter's pale dawn
Last Line: From drear decays of age, outlive the old!
Alternate Author Name(s): Seward, Nancy
Subject(s): Winter


SONNETS FOR FIVE SEASONS: BETWEEN, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wet and weight of this half-born english winter
Subject(s): Winter


SONNETS OF SEASONS: 4. WINTER, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would some year my life were like this day
Last Line: And smiling turn to pay death's wintry claim.
Subject(s): Winter


SOON SHALL THE WINTER'S FOIL BE HERE, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: For such the scenes the annual play brings on
Subject(s): Winter


SOUL WINTER, by KATHLEEN MCDONALD    Poem Source            
First Line: Tightened muscles, tightened back
Last Line: Where will it end? %when?
Subject(s): Winter


SOUNDS OF THE WINTER, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sounds of the winter too
Last Line: Forth from these snowy hairs we keep up yet the lilt.
Subject(s): Winter


SOUNDS OF WINTER, by THEA SULLIVAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Girl in a private-school skirt
Last Line: A whole house raging with silence
Subject(s): Girls; Winter


SPATE IN WINTER MIDNIGHT, by NORMAN MACCAIG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The streams fall down and through the darkness bear
Last Line: Where the cold adder sleeps in his small bed, %curled neatly round his neat and evil head
Subject(s): Winter


SPIRIT OF THE CARNIVAL, by LILY ALICE LEFEVRE    Poem Source            
First Line: Onward! The people shouted
Last Line: Their honour brilliant as thy skies, %and stainless as thy snow!
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


SPRING, by MARION J. CARLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: When nature wakens from her sleep
Last Line: To him who rules the earth and skies.
Subject(s): Spring; Winter


SPRING AND AUTUMN, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green ripples singing down the corn
Last Line: And full of winter pain.
Subject(s): Corn; Gold; Green (color); Pain; Winter; Suffering; Misery


SPRING AND WINTER, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world buds every year
Last Line: But the thorns remain behind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Spring; Winter


SPRING IN WINTER, by CHARLOTTE FISKE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For me there is no rarer thing
Alternate Author Name(s): Roge, Mme.
Subject(s): Winter; Spring


SPRING ON THE WOODLAND PATH, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So long a winter such an arctic night
Last Line: With the old hearts in this forgotten way?
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Grief; Love; Relationships; Spring; Winter; Sorrow; Sadness


SPRING SPARKLE AND THE COCK-BIRD SHRIEK, by JAMES P. SCOFIELD    Poem Source            
First Line: Yesterday the winter web, the winter woven, wind and wind
Last Line: May this movement spare me a final humiliation
Subject(s): Birds; Blackbirds; Seasons; Singing And Singers; Time; Winter


STANDING IN A WINTER FIELD GAZING AT A PHOTOGRAPH OF ICE, by J. C. TODD    Poem Source            
First Line: Icefalls, mountains, frozen lake, all of it
Last Line: I take in the whitening, the cold
Subject(s): Cold; Ice; Photography And Photographers; Winter


STANZAS, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead leaves strew the forest-walk
Last Line: Feel --that it all is cold and gone.
Subject(s): Winter; Transience; Truth; Impermanence


STANZAS WRITTEN WRITTEN ON THE FIRST OF DECEMBER, 1793, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though now no more the musing ear
Last Line: And bid the flowret bloom.
Subject(s): Love; Muses; Poetry & Poets; Seasons; Winter


STARLIGHT, by CELIA LEIGHTON THAXTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The chill sad evening wind of winter blows
Last Line: Sad as the breathing of a human sigh.
Subject(s): Death; Snow; Winter; Dead, The


STARS' BALL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh! The stars, one and all
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose woods these are I think I know
Last Line: And miles to go before I sleep.
Subject(s): Duty; Evening; Forests; Religion; Snow; Solitude; Winter; Sunset; Twilight; Woods; Theology; Loneliness


STORMY MORNING, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: How violently the storm has torn apart the gray fabric of
Last Line: Image: it is nothing more than winter-cold, raw winter!
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


SUCCESSION, by KAREN CARCIA    Poem Source            
First Line: In winter we need %more sleep. It takes 5 years
Last Line: We walked along the lake %talking, talking
Subject(s): Night; Winter


SUDDENLY. IN DECEMBER, by ROLF JACOBSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Suddenly. In december. I stand knee-deep in snow
Last Line: Dearest, you who are sleeping. Eurydice. %--under the snow. Under the wreath of cedar
Subject(s): Absence; Death; December; Love - Loss Of; Nostalgia; Winter


SUGARING, by RAYMOND HOLDEN    Poem Text            
First Line: A man may think wild things under the moon
Last Line: So to be very near her when she stirs.
Alternate Author Name(s): Holden, Raymond Peckham
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


SUMMER HAS DIED, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas a lingering death that the summer died
Last Line: And the mourner will mourn nevermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Winter; Dead, The; Bereavement


SUMMER-TIME AND WINTER-TIME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the golden noon-shine
Last Line: "cheep! Cheep! Cheep!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Katydids; Moon; Summer; Winter


SYCAMORES IN WINTER, by JOANNE KENNEDY    Poem Source            
First Line: A sudden white
Last Line: Stripped down to beautiful bare bones
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


TALLY-HO, by SAMUEL MATHEWSON BAYLIS    Poem Source            
First Line: I sing you a song tonight, my lads
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


TANKA, by JAMES LAUGHLIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter has come
Last Line: And keep warm
Subject(s): Winter


TAOS WINTER, by PATTY HARJO    Poem Source            
First Line: Sound of happy laughter leap with shadows on the walls
Last Line: A place to be lonely for
Subject(s): Winter


TAPISSERIE 8 MONTHS' SNOW, by FRIEDERIKE MAYROCKER    Poem Source            
First Line: Kaolin, drawing circles, dust, he said
Last Line: There are quite a few of them by now
Subject(s): Relationships; Snow; Winter


TEACHING A GIRL TO SKATE, by THOMAS WINTHROP HALL    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh, there's nothing in all the world so fine
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


TEMPLE BELLS, by MABEL BLACK MYERS    Poem Text            
First Line: My window frames an artist's dream
Last Line: I hear the temple bells!
Subject(s): Bells; Temples; Winter; Mosques


TERMINUS, by ALICE JONES    Poem Source            
First Line: The snow ghost pursued me
Last Line: Of the sierras in spring's last storm
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


THAT HOCKEY GAME, by JR. E. C. POTTER    Poem Source            
First Line: What is that noise that rings out clear
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


THAT WINTER, by WELDON KEES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold ground and colder stone
Last Line: And snow is raging, raging, in a darker world
Subject(s): Winter


THAT WINTER THE NIGHT FELL SEVEN, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: To run under the ground
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Winter


THE APPROACH OF WINTER, by JULES LAFORGUE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blockade of the senses. Mail steamers from the levant
Last Line: In chorus I will try to give it its note.
Subject(s): Winter


THE ARBOUR, by ANNE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll rest me in this sheltered bower
Last Line: Confined by such a chain as this?
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Acton
Subject(s): Winter


THE BEACH, by DAVID O'NEIL    Poem Text            
First Line: The chill clung to the water
Last Line: On snowy mornings.
Subject(s): Seashore; Winter; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD MAN (#19): 1. ABOUT THE DEAD MAN AND WINTER, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the dead man's skin turns black and blue, he thinks it is winter
Last Line: The dead man in winter is not just winter.
Subject(s): Death; Winter; Dead, The


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD MAN (#19): 2. MORE ABOUT THE DEAD MAN AND WINTER, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead man in winter is the source of spring
Last Line: The dead man in winter is in heaven.
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Spring; Winter; Dead, The; Paradise


THE BOTTICELLIAN TREES, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The alphabet / of the trees
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


THE BRAES O' GLENIFFER, by ROBERT TANNAHILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Keen blaws the wind o'er the braes o' gleniffer
Last Line: The dark days o' winter were summer to me!
Subject(s): Absence; Grief; Winter; Separation; Isolation; Sorrow; Sadness


THE BREATH, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A trembling crest
Last Line: It signifies a flame.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


THE BROOK: WINTER, by LAURA ABELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Tawny grasses climb the fields
Last Line: That spring will come, ere many moons.
Subject(s): Cold; Snow; Solitude; Winter; Loneliness


THE CHAIR, by DAVID FERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The chair left out in the garden night all winter
Last Line: All winter long even behind the day
Subject(s): Chairs; Winter


THE CHILD ALONE: 4. PICTURE-BOOKS IN WINTER, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer fading, winter comes
Last Line: Reading picture story-books?
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Books; Winter; Reading


THE CHILD AND THE ROSE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the child to the rose: I would that I
Last Line: Dead, with a baby at her breast.
Subject(s): Children; Flowers; Night; Roses; Winter; Childhood; Bedtime


THE COACHMAN'S YARN, by EDWIN JAMES BRADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This a tale that the coachman told
Last Line: Nimitybell on monaro.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brady, E. J.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Cold; Death; Fire; Story-telling; Winter; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Dead, The


THE COAL-FIRE, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, we'll light the parlor fire
Last Line: But coal of each sex shall contribute its part.
Subject(s): Fireplaces; Guests; Winter; Women; Visiting


THE COLD TAP, by BARBARA GUEST            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Winter


THE COMPANION, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter is here, and the music gone
Last Line: With dark and dew.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Winter; Songs


THE COMPOSER'S WINTER DREAM, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vivid and heavy, he strolls through dark brick kitchens
Last Line: In a struggle with the loud, combatant horns.
Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827); Composers; Cooking & Cooks; Deafness; Death; Music & Musicians; Winter; Cookery; Dead, The


THE CRUMBS, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Often I watch, when violets are in season
Last Line: From quick, or from the honeysuckle's horn.
Subject(s): Aging; Lust; Winter


THE DAFT DAYS, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now mirk december's dowie face
Last Line: The city guard.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Winter


THE DEEP, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I must have peace, increasing peace
Last Line: Be spun from dust.
Subject(s): Courage; Tides; Winter; Valor; Bravery


THE DEFEAT OF WINTER, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But yester morn the frozen snow
Last Line: Upon it all shall melt in bliss.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Frost; Memory; Mourning; Snow; Winter; Bereavement


THE DRUM: THE NARRATIVE OF THE DEMON OF TEDWORTH, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In his tall senatorial
Last Line: Where the drum rolls up the stair, nor tarries.
Subject(s): Drums; Musical Instruments; Winter; Witchcraft & Witches


THE DWARF, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now it is september and the web is woven
Subject(s): Winter


THE ELVES OF WINTER, by HARRIET SEYMOUR POPOWSKI    Poem Text            
First Line: In each ferny, frost-flower tree
Last Line: Toss back sparkles elf-men chase!
Subject(s): Fairies; Winter; Elves


THE EMPIRE STATE, by LUCY BURGMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: They tell me of lands that are fairer than
Last Line: And free men are tilling thy soil.
Subject(s): New York City; North, The; Winter; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE ENEMIES, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As fish that take the motion of the sea
Last Line: But god who made me so?
Subject(s): Death; Enemies; Finality; Hearing; Love - Unrequited; Self; Sight; Touch (sense); Winter; Dead, The


THE EVE OF ST. AGNES, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: St. Agnes' eve - ah, bitter chill it was!
Last Line: For aye unsought for slept among his ashes cold.
Variant Title(s): Bitter Chill
Subject(s): Agnes, Saint (d. 304 A.d.); Love; Saints; Winter


THE EVENING STROLL, by HENRY KIRKE WHITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quick o'er the wintry waste dart fiery shafts
Last Line: Which gnaws his heart and bids him hope no more.
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Evening; Poetry & Poets; Winter; Dead, The; Sunset; Twilight


THE FALL OF THE LEAF, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grown tired of this rank summer's wealth
Last Line: Or pine upon the winter's crudity.
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Winter; Fall


THE FARM-WOMAN'S WINTER, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If seasons all were summers
Last Line: And what I love not, brings.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Winter; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FARMER'S BOY: WINTER, by ROBERT BLOOMFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With kindred pleasures moved, and cares opprest
Subject(s): Farm Life; Winter; Animals; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FARMER'S INGLE, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whan gloaming grey out owr the welkin keeks
Last Line: And a lang lasting train o' peaceful hours succeed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Farm Life; Mills & Millers; Winter; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FEBRUARY SPRITE, by EDITH EARNSHAW    Poem Text            
First Line: The february sprite is here, for see!
Last Line: Wrote daffodils!
Subject(s): Spiritual Life; Winter


THE FIRE WITHIN, by ROBERT BRENDON    Poem Text            
First Line: A snow - covered garden in pain
Last Line: Fades, -- but the I can never die.
Subject(s): Future Life; Soul; Winter; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: The first bee that hummeth
Last Line: O'er which wound his way.
Subject(s): Schools; Winter; Students


THE FIRST FIRE, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ha, old acquaintance! Many a month has past
Last Line: And feel a glow beyond material fire!
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Fire; Winter


THE FIRST FROST, by EDITH H. SHANK    Poem Text            
First Line: The world has changed her dress
Last Line: Has paid the modiste's frightful fee.
Subject(s): Frost; Winter


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE FIFTH AND SIXTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Infected mad he danced on his mountains high & dark as heaven
Last Line: In their progressions & preparing urizens path before him
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE FIRST AND SECOND, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The song of the aged mother which shook the heavens with wrath
Last Line: Vala
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE NINTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And los & enitharmon builded jerusalem weeping
Last Line: The dark religions are departed & sweet science reigns
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then urizen arose the spectre fled & tharmas fled
Last Line: Babylon again in infancy calld natural religion
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE FOUR ZOAS: NIGHTS THE THIRD AND FOURTH, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now sat the king of light on high upon his starry throne
Last Line: Into unusual forms dancing & howling stamping the abyss
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Imagination; Mythology; Vision; Winter; Fancy


THE GAP OF THE WINDS, by ROBERT NOTVEST    Poem Text            
First Line: Rustling leaves, dancing with the breeze
Last Line: And always the thorn protects the rose.
Subject(s): Wind; Winter


THE HAPPY DAYS WHEN I WER YOUNG, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In happy days when I wer young
Last Line: In happy days when I wer young!
Subject(s): Happiness; Memory; Winter; Youth; Joy; Delight


THE HAT GIVEN TO THE POET BY LI-CHIEN, by PO CHU-YI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long ago a white-haired gentleman
Last Line: And the trees on your tomb are swayed by the autumn wind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bai Juyi; Bo Juyi; Po Chu-i; Lo T'ien; Jyu-yi
Subject(s): China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Hats; Winter


THE HILLS, by THOMAS SAMUEL JONES JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: Through the twilight faint winds will ever waken
Last Line: Out of the twilight.
Subject(s): Winter


THE HOP GARDEN: BOOK 1: HOPS AND PROPS, by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When phoebus looks through aries on the right
Last Line: They've felt; 'tis then we fell sublimer props.
Subject(s): Cold; Plants; Seasons; Winter; Youth; Planting; Planters


THE ICE CAGE, by JAMES METHVEN BALLANTYNE    Poem Text            
First Line: A red bird in a frozen tree
Last Line: That were a clarion call to prayer.
Subject(s): Birds; Winter


THE IDLER'S CALENDAR: DECEMBER. AWAY TO EGYPT, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Enough, enough! This winter is too rude
Subject(s): Winter; Vacation; Egypt


THE KNIGHTS AT RINGSTEAD: 3. WINTER, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the snow, / a frozen barefoot penitent I go
Last Line: My sins are scarlet. She was white as snow.
Subject(s): Death; Knights & Knighthood; Snow; Winter; Dead, The


THE LAGGARD SONG, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had no heart to write to thee in prose
Last Line: O winter of my heart! O nightingale!
Subject(s): Birds; Grief; Hearts; Love; Nightingales; Singing & Singers; Winter; Sorrow; Sadness; Songs


THE LANE, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How are those berries lovely in
Last Line: And plucking other flower of dreams.
Subject(s): Children; Flowers; Winter; Childhood


THE LAST FLOWER OF THE GARDEN, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The last flower of the garden was blooming
Last Line: And the once lovely flower was withered and dead.
Subject(s): Flowers; Winter


THE LAST LABOUR, by CHARLES R. MURPHY    Poem Text            
First Line: From your short time of gladnes in fair weather
Last Line: The triumph and the meekness of the grave.
Subject(s): Winter


THE LAST LOOK O' HAME, by HEW AINSLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bare was our burn brae, december's blast had blawn
Last Line: But the last look o' hame I can never forget.
Subject(s): Memory; Winter


THE LAST NIGHT OF WINTER, by WINIFRED WELLES    Poem Text            
First Line: Whose whips are those cracking up the river
Last Line: A crocus, not a candle, in my hand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shearer, Harold H., Mrs.
Subject(s): Winter


THE LAST SALOON IN LUBBOCK, by WALTER ROBERT MCDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bulky in coats
Last Line: In stiff winds banging the roof.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mcdonald, Walt
Variant Title(s): Dawn Of The Bitter Blizzard
Subject(s): Bells; Birds; Buzzards; Ghosts; Snow; Supernatural; Winter


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: LEAR TOWN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clamor the bells falling bells
Last Line: Into the kill-hole
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Winter


THE MAGNOLIA TREE, by EASTER ROHRER BECKER    Poem Text            
First Line: Just a gorgeous bouquet of blossoms
Last Line: When its green leaves unfold.
Subject(s): Magnolias; Spring; Winter


THE NIGHT WAS WIDE, AND FURNISHED SCANT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The sleet — than may, no thee
Subject(s): Winter


THE OLD CLOAK, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: This winter's weather it waxeth cold
Last Line: And I'll take my old cloak about me
Subject(s): Winter


THE OLD PINE TREE, by WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND    Poem Text            
First Line: Listen my child,' said the old pine tree to the little one nestling near
Last Line: "drifts are lying."
Subject(s): Snow; Sports; Winter


THE OLYMPIANS, by AMORY HARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They said, 'it's bitter cold today'
Last Line: But one had watched the olympian tournament!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hutchinson, Amory Hare
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


THE ONSET, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Always the same, when on a fated night
Last Line: And there a clump of houses with a church.
Subject(s): Winter; Death; Dead, The


THE PARTING AND THE COMING GUEST, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who watched the worn-out winter die?
Last Line: I think the coming sped the parting guest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Seasons; Spring; Winter


THE PHANTOM COMPOSER, by IRENE DAKIN    Poem Text            
First Line: The round silver disk of a cold sun
Last Line: On the cold white keyboard of a winter's day.
Subject(s): Shadows; Snow; Sun; Winter


THE PIGEONS, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pigeons, following the faint warm light
Last Line: As thou dost blot out all our miseries.
Subject(s): Frost; Pain; Pigeons; Winter; Suffering; Misery


THE PINE TREE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The somber pine is a norseman grave
Last Line: And what remembering roots has he!
Subject(s): Cold; Graves; Pine Trees; Soul; Trees; Winter; Tombs; Tombstones


THE PINES, SIXTY-SEVENTH STREET; CENTRAL PARK, LOOKING SOUTHWARD, by HARVEY MAITLAND WATTS    Poem Text            
First Line: Though winds are bleak this greening tells of may
Last Line: And ceaseless flows this restless human tide.
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City; Pine Trees; Trees; Winter


THE POET'S JOURNAL: DECEMBER, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The beech is bare, and bare the ash
Last Line: But thou and I are true!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Death; December; Love; Winter; Dead, The


THE POET'S JOURNAL: IN WINTER, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The valley stream is frozen
Last Line: Wait in the womb of the snow!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Future; Love; Past; Winter


THE POOR TREES STAND AND SHIVER SO, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: Without a cloak in wind and snow
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


THE REAPER, by WILLIAM ARTHUR DUNKERLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: All through the blood-red autumn
Last Line: That the gleaner be glad in his gleaning.
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxenham, John
Subject(s): Autumn; Farm Life; Seasons; Spring; Summer; Winter; Fall; Agriculture; Farmers


THE REDBIRD IN WINTER, by ETHEL M. HASSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The redbird's singing to himself
Last Line: And for his cheerful song.
Subject(s): Birds; Winter


THE RESURRECTION OF ALCILIA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet song-flower of the mayspring of our song
Last Line: Murmuring, we hear thee, bird and flower of love.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Winter; Dead, The


THE RETURN, by CLARA FOX    Poem Text            
First Line: Late on a winter afternoon
Last Line: Are sweeter thoughts left to share.
Subject(s): Pain; Thought; Winter; Suffering; Misery; Thinking


THE ROBIN IN JANUARY, by HENRY CHARLES BEECHING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green again, o green to-day
Subject(s): Robins; Winter


THE ROSE IN WINTER, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When last I saw this opening rose
Last Line: Who could have dreamed so strange a thing?
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Winter


THE ROSE SHE WORE IN WINTER, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O rose, so subtly sweet
Last Line: The summer's by-gone bliss.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Winter


THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER: DECEMBER, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gentle shepheard satte beside a springe
Last Line: Tell rosalind her colin bids her adieu.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Aging; December; Seasons; Winter


THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER: JANUARY, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shepheards boye (no better doe him call)
Last Line: Whose hanging heads did seeme his carefull case to weepe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): January; Love - Complaints; Winter


THE SILVER SWANS: 19, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The drowned moon plunges
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


THE SLOUGHING WIND, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some leaves hang late, some fall
Last Line: The tale of winter branches and old bones.
Subject(s): Leaves; Winter


THE SNOW, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When freezing winter smites the whirling globe
Last Line: In all the universe of star and sun?
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Graves; Homeless; Snow; Winter; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE SNOW, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snow! The snow! 'tis a pleasant thing
Last Line: Upon the falling snow!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Cold; Memory; Mysticism; Snow; Thought; Winter; Thinking


THE SNOW-SHOWER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand here by my side and turn, I pray
Last Line: At rest in the dark and silent lake.
Subject(s): Nature; Snow; Winter


THE SNOWFLAKES, by J. A. HARM    Poem Text            
First Line: Soft, starry, crystal snow-flakes
Last Line: All the earth on christmas day.
Subject(s): Christmas; Snow; Winter; Nativity, The


THE SOUGHING WIND, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some leaves hang late, and fall
Subject(s): Leaves; Winter; Old Age


THE STORM, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lie in bed and hear the storm cavorting on
Last Line: Weather misbehaves, a whoop-la he can raise.
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Winter


THE STUDENT'S SERENADE, by ANNE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have slept upon my couch
Last Line: Though that bliss be shared with me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Acton
Subject(s): Students; Winter; Freedom; Togetherness; Liberty


THE TASK: BOOK 4. THE WINTER EVENING, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge
Last Line: Found here that leisure and that ease I wished.
Subject(s): Country Life; Winter


THE TASK: BOOK 6. THE WINTER WALK AT NOON, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is in souls a sympathy with sounds
Last Line: Whose approbation prosper--even mine.
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Bells; Country Life; Winter; Animal Abuse; Vivisection


THE TOWN IN FEBRUARY, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He who turns laneward these dear, subtle days
Last Line: And all of march halts at the very door.
Subject(s): Winter


THE TWENTY-SECOND OF DECEMBER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild was the day; the wintry sea
Last Line: This hallowed day like us shall keep.
Subject(s): Winter


THE UNLOOSENING, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter was weary. All his snows were / failing
Last Line: Above their eyes—a pale and shaking crown.
Subject(s): Cold; Snow; Winter


THE VOYAGEUR, by WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND    Poem Text            
First Line: Dere's somet'ing stirrin' ma blood tonight
Last Line: An' drink to de voyageur.
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


THE WEST WIND, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I come from out the west
Last Line: Wild tempests to each shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Spring; Storms; Wind; Winter


THE WHARF ON THAMES-SIDE: WINTER DAWN, by LAURENCE BINYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day begins: cold and misty on soiled snow
Subject(s): Morning; Winter; London; Wharves; City & Town Life; Piers


THE WINDOW; OR, THE SONGS OF THE WRENS: WINTER, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The frost is here
Last Line: But not into mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Winter


THE WINTER FLOWER; A BIRTHDAY OFFERING (FOR MUSIC), by JOHN HENRY NEWMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bloom, beloved flower!
Last Line: Of the dull world's caressing.
Subject(s): Flowers; Winter


THE WINTER HOUR, by ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the hours of day or night
Last Line: Book, picture, music, friend, and flower.
Subject(s): Winter


THE WINTER IS LONG, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Low autumn clouds and a wind to take them anywhere
Last Line: The winter is long.
Subject(s): Winter


THE WINTER LAKES, by WILLIAM WILFRED CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out in a world of death, far to the northward lying
Last Line: Death and hate on the rocks, as sandward and landward it roars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Campbell, W. W.
Subject(s): Lakes; Winter; Pools; Ponds


THE WINTER NOSEGAY, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What nature, alas! Has denied
Last Line: The truth of a friend such as you.
Subject(s): Winter


THE WINTER SCENE, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rutted roads are all like iron; skies
Last Line: The crimson dragon dies in dusky gold.
Subject(s): Winter


THE WINTER SHORE, by THOMAS WADE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mighty change it is, and ominous
Last Line: Reigneth omnipotent.
Subject(s): Seashore; Seasons; Water; Wind; Winter; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE WINTER SLEEP, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A maiden o'erwearied
Last Line: Thy lover is here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Earth; Kisses; Sleep; Spring; Winter; World


THE WINTER SOLSTICE, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is the time of the year?
Last Line: And god for earth is born!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


THE WINTER TRAVELER, by HENRY KIRKE WHITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God help thee, traveler, on thy journey far
Last Line: His lonely bark through the tempestuous tide.
Subject(s): Travel; Winter; Journeys; Trips


THE WINTER WILD, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sudden hath the snow come down!
Last Line: The early lost, and long deplored!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Cold; December; Memory; Snow; Winter


THE WINTER WOOD ARRIVES, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think / I could have
Subject(s): Winter


THE WISE MEN HAVE NOT TOLD ME, by CULLY DRAKE KIRKHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: The winter long I have fumbled in the dark
Last Line: The why that winters come, and aprils go.
Subject(s): Ignorance; Winter; Dullness; Stupdity


THE WITHERING OF THE BOUGHS, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cried when the moon was murmuring to the birds
Last Line: The boughs have withered because I have told them my dreams.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Winter; Dreams


THE YOUNG CATS' CLUB FOR POETRY-MUSIC, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The philharmonic young cats' club
Last Line: And simper'd and look'd the wiser.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Life; Music & Musicians; Poetry & Poets; Winter


THERE IS A BUDDING MORROW IN MIDNIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wintry boughs against a wintry sky
Last Line: Or about to break.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter


THERE IT IS!, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let it go, then; let it go!
Last Line: Loving you, to doubt you!
Subject(s): Life; Love; Pity; Spring; Winter


THERE'S A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: On the look of death
Subject(s): Winter; Light; Death


THESE ARE THE DAYS THAT REINDEER LOVE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And finland of the year
Subject(s): Winter; Finland


THESE DEATHY LEAVES, by JOHN ORLEY ALLEN TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though the grey year scatter these deathy leaves
Last Line: With a quick sculpture of a fresh grace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tate, Allen
Subject(s): Leaves; Winter


THEY DON'T JUST GO AWAY, EITHER, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In scandinavia, where snow falls frequently
Last Line: And the rabbit who await us in the dooryard
Subject(s): Children; Memory; Winter


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now winter nights enlarge / the number of their hours
Last Line: They shorten tedious nights.
Variant Title(s): Winter Nights
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Love; Night; Parties; Winter; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Bedtime


THIS WAS IN THE WHITE OF THE YEAR, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Sometimes, almost more
Subject(s): Spring; Winter; Memory


THIS WAY TO WINTER, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day by day
Last Line: -- 'tis a hardy day!
Subject(s): Winter


THIS WINTER, by WENDY M. MNOOKIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Nearly home from doing errands
Last Line: Will easily give way in my hands
Subject(s): Birds; Winter


THIS WINTER THINGS HAVE CHANGED, by PESHA GERTLER    Poem Source            
First Line: Remember the days
Last Line: You have a wife
Subject(s): Change; Relationships; Winter


THIS WORLD'S JOY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Wynter wakeneth al my care
Last Line: "for y not whider y shal, ne hou longe her duella"
Variant Title(s): A Winter Song
Subject(s): Winter


THISTLEDOWN: 9. WINTER, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text            
First Line: The bare trees look like spectres in a shroud
Last Line: Ah, winter's face looks lean and pinched and pale.
Subject(s): Winter


THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS, by ROBERT EARL HAYDEN    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Sundays too my father got up early
Subject(s): Children; Family Life; Fathers; Home; Men; Sabbath; Winter; Childhood; Relatives; Sunday


THOSE WINTER SUNDAYS, by ROBERT EARL HAYDEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sundays too my father got up early
Last Line: What did I know, what did I know %of love's austere and lonely offices?
Subject(s): Children; Family Life; Fathers; Home; Men; Sabbath; Winter


THOUGHT IN WHITE WINTER, by MARGUERITE E. ROSEBERY    Poem Text            
First Line: The mountains high are white with snow
Last Line: For human pity's sake.
Subject(s): Cold; Rocky Mountain Range; Snow; White (color); Winter


THOUGHTS ON WINTER, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Few long-time city dwellers who move to the country for peace and quiet
Last Line: I was able to accomplish all that in just three hours, and the guys at the firestone didn't get a ce
Subject(s): Winter; Country Life


THREE TREES, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The pine-tree grew in the wood
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


THRUSH, by PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter's dead
Last Line: And that's ahead and behind
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Birds; Thrushes; Winter


TIRED OF SNOW, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The world is tired of snow
Last Line: We want to welcome spring!
Subject(s): March (month); Snow; Winter


TO A COLD BEAUTY, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady, wouldst thou heiress be
Last Line: It is no snow, but flow'r of may!
Subject(s): Cold; Love - Complaints; Winter


TO A MOTH SEEN IN WINTER, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's first a gloveless hand warm from my pocket
Last Line: Who am tasked to save my own a little while.
Subject(s): Moths; Winter


TO HAMPSTEAD (2), by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter has reached thee once again at last
Last Line: The second, and the last, away from thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Hampstead, England; Winter


TO HIS HONOURED KINSMAN, SIR WILLIAM SOAME, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I can but name thee, and methinks I call
Last Line: As benjamin, and storax, when they meet.
Subject(s): Winter


TO LARR, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more shall I, since I am driven hence
Last Line: Warme by a glit'ring chimnie all the yeare.
Subject(s): Winter


TO MARCUS, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You have been far, and I
Last Line: We shall succeed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Christianity; Friendship; Future; Winter


TO MY HOCKEY STICK, by VIOLET HELEN FRIEDLAENDER    Poem Source            
First Line: Time's up! The season starting next october
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


TO PROTECT ITSELF THIS POND, by SIMON PERCHIK    Poem Source            
Last Line: And the now invisible silence
Subject(s): Ice; Lakes; Winter


TO THE UNKNOWN EROS: BOOK 1: 3. WINTER, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I, singularly moved
Last Line: By something still more tranquil.
Subject(s): Winter


TO WINTER, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O winter! Bar thine adamantine doors
Last Line: Is driv'n yelling to his caves beneath mount hecla.
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Winter


TO WINTER, by CLAUDE MCKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stay, season of calm love and soulful snows!
Alternate Author Name(s): Edwards, Eli
Subject(s): Winter


TO WINTER, by AMELIA OPIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Power of the awful wind, whose hollow blast
Last Line: Spangling the icy robe that wraps thy breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alderson, Amelia
Subject(s): Winter


TOBOGGAN SONG, by HORACE SPENCER FISKE    Poem Source            
First Line: Tonight, how crisp the air
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


TOKENS, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green mwold on zummer bars do show
Last Line: To eyezight's woone, but two to thought.
Subject(s): Grass; Seasons; Storms; Summer; Winter


TOWARD WINTER; FOUR FRAGMENTS: 1, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Sliab cua, dark and broken, is full of wolf packs
Last Line: And the crane cries out across its rocks
Subject(s): Winter


TOWARD WINTER; FOUR FRAGMENTS: 2, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The night is cold on the great bog
Last Line: Echoing through the cowering wood
Subject(s): Winter


TOWARD WINTER; FOUR FRAGMENTS: 3, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: We are shattered and battered, engulfed
Last Line: Swallowed in a red flame out of heaven
Subject(s): Winter


TOWARD WINTER; FOUR FRAGMENTS: 4, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Want and winter are upon us
Last Line: The pleasant wave has started muttering
Subject(s): Winter


TRACKIN' RABBITS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The fleecy flakes come fallin' down
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


TRANSIT MUNDUS, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another winter comes. The last comes soon, I know
Last Line: Though after me one come, and take the abandoned place.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Fortune; France; Life; Moon; Winter


TREE WITH ORNAMENTS BY MY MOTHER, by ELIZABETH MACKLIN    Poem Source            
First Line: It could be a wintering bear this year
Last Line: Invisible bird fir fragrance, who says they could even be broken
Subject(s): Christmas; Christmas Trees; Trees; Winter


TREES IN WINTER, by ARTHUR WILLIAM BEER    Poem Text            
First Line: Like ghosts of happier days, they stand
Last Line: Abroad their canopy of spring.
Subject(s): Death; Trees; Winter; Dead, The


TREES IN WINTER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through a dumb-shifting veil of snow
Last Line: Into a tranced immensity.
Subject(s): Snow; Trees; Winter


TRISTIA: WINTER AT TOMI, by PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Snow lies deep: nor sun nor melting shower
Last Line: And horses' hoofs ring loud where once their oarsmen plied.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ovid
Subject(s): Death; Snow; Storms; Winter; Dead, The


TRIUMPH, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Despite the north wind's boast
Last Line: "of ""life and victory!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Survival; Winter


TWAS HERE MY SUMMER PAUSED, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Go manacle your icicle %against your tropic bride
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1756; Poem: 177
Subject(s): Winter


TWAS YESTERDAY AT EARLY DAWN, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Spring; Winter; Homecoming


TWELFTH NIGHT SONG, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heaped be the fagots high
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


TWENTY POEMS OF ANNA AKHMATOVA: 1, by ANNA ADREYEVNA GORENKO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The memory of sun weakens [or, sickens] in my heart
Last Line: It's possible. And this may be the first night of winter
Alternate Author Name(s): Akhmatova, Anna
Subject(s): Winter


TWO AND ONE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Two ears and only one mouth have you
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


TWO FOR THE FIRE: 1. LATE SPRING, by THOMAS CENTOLELLA    Poem Source            
First Line: The old wooden witch they call winter in the old country
Last Line: If a heart were there
Subject(s): Cold; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Winter


TWO LITTLE KITTENS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


TWO PINES: 1. YUNG CHIA RECONSIDERED, by SAM HAMILL    Poem Source            
First Line: A wind in the pine
Last Line: What does it mean
Subject(s): Cold; Pine Trees; Trees; Winter


TWO RONDEAUX TO NEW YORK: 1. WINTER, by MAY FOLWELL HOISINGTON    Poem Text            
First Line: I love new york in winter time
Last Line: I love new york!
Subject(s): New York City; Winter; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


TWO SEASONS, by JAMES P. SCOFIELD    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter, stalking like a crane, cold stitched on bone
Last Line: Sing, sing you symbols! Bless me, and bless the weed!
Subject(s): Spring; Winter


UNDAUNTED EVERGREENS, by MARY JANE CARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The evergreens stand proudly now
Last Line: And sing triumphantly of spring!
Subject(s): Storms; Trees; Winter


UNDER THE SNOWS, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Thousands of things do the soft snows cover
Last Line: Will there ever a spring-tide be for the heart?
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Snow; Winter; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


UNKNOWN TERRAIN: THE LANDSCAPES OF ANDREW WYETH [WHITNEY MUSEUM 1998], by FRANCES RICHEY    Poem Source            
First Line: [1. Winter fields for gail] it isn't the crow talons crossed
Last Line: Holding itself up to the cold the wind %the beauty of the root
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


UNREST IN AUTUMN, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside my window sighs the last lone rose
Last Line: Ah, god! Ah, god! And I am growing old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Autumn; Change; Seasons; Winter; Fall


UNTIL AT LENGTH THE NORTH WINDS BLOW, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Leaving behind the cold, cold year
Subject(s): Winter; Geese; Time


UNTITLED, by GEOFFREY+(1) O'BRIEN    Poem Source            
First Line: The snow was the future perfect of snow
Last Line: As I will have been, seized from voice like ice
Subject(s): Future; Perfection; Snow; Winter


VENICE IN WINTER, by ED ROSSMANN    Poem Source            
First Line: Venice in winter: the sea is gray
Last Line: And stirs a tall drink with a spoon
Subject(s): Venice, Italy; Winter


VERSES FOR PICTURES: WINTER, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am winter, that do keep
Last Line: What should be remembered?
Variant Title(s): The Seasons: Winter
Subject(s): Winter


VERY STRONG FEBRUARY, by BERNADETTE MAYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man and a woman pretend to be white ice
Subject(s): Time; Winter


VESPERS, by LOUIS MERCIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis a sunday at home
Last Line: Vespers sound.
Subject(s): Calm; Grief; Peace; Silence; Winter; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Sorrow; Sadness


VIOLIN SONGS: HOPE DEFERRED, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer is come again. The sun is bright
Last Line: And summer winds were out!
Subject(s): Death; Despair; Future Life; God; Hope; Seasons; Summer; Winter; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Optimism


VIOLIN SONGS: WINTER SONG, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They were parted then at last?
Last Line: Why will it not go by!
Subject(s): Farewell; Love; Winter; Parting


WAKNG IN WINTER, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I can taste the tin of the sky --- the real tin thing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Winter


WALKING IN JANUARY, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: Along the roads january wears
Last Line: We can turn, walking or running, and be saved
Subject(s): Winter


WALKING WITH FATHER IN COLORADO, by ROBERT KING    Poem Source            
First Line: Everywhere I followed him back in time
Last Line: I knelt and drank from the shining in my hands
Subject(s): Colorado (state); Snow; Travel; Winter


WATCHFUL WAITING, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: Nothing to do but sit around--
Last Line: Muster their clans in the south!
Subject(s): Baseball; Longing; Sports; Waiting; Winter


WATER, WINTER, FIRE, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the little light of dawn
Last Line: Now it is useless to be home.
Subject(s): Death; Fire; Home; Loss; Water; Winter; Dead, The


WE MIGHT CHANGE, by JAMES DENBOER    Poem Source            
First Line: The geese feel the low pressure
Last Line: Choose-live until spring
Subject(s): Cold; December; Feathers; Geese; Winter


WE WALKED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, by JESSICA GREENBAUM    Poem Source            
First Line: On a mild early evening
Last Line: And the time of timelessness was over
Subject(s): Babies; Parents; Winter


WEATHER VANE, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the roof of my sweetheart's house the wind toys
Last Line: What do they care about my pain? Their child is %a rich bride
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


WELCOME TO WINTER, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, with wild and windy roar
Last Line: All the wildwood's overthrown!
Subject(s): Winter


WHAT CHRI'MAS FETCHED THE WIGGINSES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter-time, er summertime
Last Line: "n' take the town o' chinkypin!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Christmas; Churches; Summer; Winter; Nativity, The; Cathedrals


WHAT DICK AN' I DID, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last week the browns ax'd nearly all
Last Line: As bad as na'r a tun, min.
Subject(s): Parties; Practical Jokes; Revenge; Winter; Pranks


WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE DEAD TREES...', by CATHERINE FUCHS    Poem Source            
Last Line: To speak of light %- our possible comparison
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


WHAT THE COAL SAYS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I am as black as black can be
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WHAT THE SNOWBIRDS SAID, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Cheep, cheep,' said some little snowbirds
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WHAT THE SWALLOWS SAY, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dry leaves drop silently and cover
Last Line: With swallows to eternal spring!
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Migration; Swallows; Winter


WHAT'S LEFT OF FALL, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Crisp leaf litter %under snowy glitter
Last Line: And that is all %that's left of fall
Subject(s): Winter


WHEN WINTER COMES, by PEARL CROOKS    Poem Text            
First Line: When winter comes with its chilly blast
Last Line: Unfolding itself about us, when winter comes.
Subject(s): Memory; Winter


WHEN WINTER COMES, by NANCY VAN LAAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Where oh where do the leaves all go
Last Line: Snuggling deep. %fast asleep
Subject(s): Animals; Winter


WHEN WINTER SNOWS HAVE FALLEN, by VINA BRUCE CHILTON    Poem Text            
First Line: When winter snows have fallen in the night
Last Line: Were it not so, my hope to me were vain!
Alternate Author Name(s): Chilton, V. Bruce
Subject(s): Winter


WHERE DO ALL THE DAISIES GO?, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: That is where they go!
Subject(s): Babies;birds;daisies;flowers;mothers;winter; Infants


WHERE IT IS WINTER, by GEORGE O'NEIL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now there is frost upon the hill
Last Line: And no more spring.
Subject(s): Winter


WHILE THEY BURN, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source            
First Line: The moment to speak of snow has arrived, while the utensils
Last Line: And at times the furtive call of waters
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


WHITE CITY, by MARK IRWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shirtsleeved, walking out into the spring, occasionally
Last Line: Forever vanishing between our bodies
Subject(s): Desire; Weather; Winter


WHITE EVENING, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On hills, beneath the steely skies
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WHITE FIELDS, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the winter time we go
Last Line: Where it is the children go.
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


WHITE SHROUDS, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From our kitchen window I watched the hard sleet chipping
Last Line: To husband the small logs, two at a time, onto the fire.
Subject(s): Cold; Homeless; Marriage; Winter; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WHITE WORLDS, by H. GANDY    Poem Source            
First Line: Like cameos carved on a purple sky
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WHITE-EYES, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In winter / all the singing is in
Subject(s): Birds; Winter


WHITENESS, by MANUEL GUTIERREZ NAJERA    Poem Source            
First Line: What thing than the lily unstained is more white?
Last Line: Till it rests on your shoulders, a marvel to see!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love - Marital; Snow; Winter


WHY FREEZE, by HANU    Poem Source            
First Line: Why freeze to sleep
Last Line: Tonight, I'll have a sleep that thaws
Subject(s): Cold; Dreams; Frost; Sleep; Solitude; Winter


WILD GEESE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When naked winter on the midnight falls
Last Line: Or spirit choirs dark-flying towards some dawn?
Subject(s): Geese; Stars; Winter


WILD WEATHER, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Portents and prodigies have grown so frequent
Subject(s): Winter


WILL-O'-THE-WISP, by KARL WILHELM MULLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been lured deep into the rocky gorges by a
Last Line: Every stream eventually arrives at the sea, every suffering %at its grave
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Wilhelm
Subject(s): Composers; Schubert, Franz (1797-1828); Winter


WIND CHILL, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The door of winter
Subject(s): Winter


WINDOWS, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quarried from snow, the dark walks lead to doors
Last Line: It moves so slowly that it does not move
Subject(s): Winter; Solitude


WINTER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Where are the flowers? Where the leaves?
Last Line: Love only dies to live above
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Thou dark-robed man with solemn pace
Last Line: Though angels sang when they had birth
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by MARY BALDWIN    Poem Text            
First Line: The wind blows high, the wind blows low
Last Line: All silent, white.
Subject(s): Frost; Hunger; Snow; Wind; Winter


WINTER, by BERNARD BARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast thy beauties: sterner ones I own
Last Line: Like pale, but lovely ones, seen when we dream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Quaker Poet
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pointed icicles hung on my porch in the moonlight / glittering bright
Last Line: In my unfaith!
Subject(s): Cold; Ice; Seasons; Silence; Snow; Winter


WINTER, by JONAS BROWN    Poem Source            
First Line: It's winter
Last Line: Just woken, %or just having cried
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by JOHN HOWARD BRYANT    Poem Text            
First Line: The day had been a calm and sunny day
Last Line: Stood like hoar priests in robes of white arrayed.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER, by ALICE CARSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Wind over ice, snow across snow
Last Line: Who have fires by day and covers at night!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flute, whence summer's dreamy fingertips
Last Line: Each bush with bloom, in snow commemorative.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by DAVID CHORLTON    Poem Source            
First Line: The cold arrives with barrels of new wine
Last Line: But for the sound of a thief's footsteps %on an invisible bridge
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The small wind whispers through the leafless hedge
Last Line: And hoarse loud bellows puffing up the blaze.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by MATTHIAS CLAUDIUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Old winter is the man for me
Last Line: And cannot choose but shiver.
Alternate Author Name(s): Asmus
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We know 'tis good that old winter should come
Last Line: He serveth his maker who aideth the poor.
Subject(s): Charity; Winter; Philanthropy


WINTER, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark, hark, I hear the north wind roar
Last Line: With love and wine, can know no harm.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: A glittering mantle of spotless white
Last Line: And the warm, sweet spring-tide into the heart.
Subject(s): Seasons; Snow; Winter


WINTER, by RUTH CURTIS DOUGLAS    Poem Text            
First Line: A calm, pure beauty fills a winter day
Last Line: That lifts the soul and sets the heart at ease.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by ELIZABETH EBELTOFT    Poem Text            
First Line: With crystal needle, flashing bright
Last Line: Above their regal robes of white.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What did winter mutter? / o ye frozen ponds
Last Line: Winter's come!
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER, by WILLIAM REGINALD GIBBONS    Poem Source            
First Line: A crow arrives and perches in the tree
Last Line: That no one could not say is good
Subject(s): Birds; Crows; Winter


WINTER, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loud blaw the wild an' wintry win's
Last Line: To help puir, needfu' workin' men.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cold may burn us sadly
Last Line: And scanning verses loving.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by ANNE HINCHMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Have you seen a blue jay flash through a snowstorm?
Last Line: And I could see nothing but snow.
Subject(s): Birds; Forests; Snow; Winter; Woods


WINTER, by WYTHEL M. HUNT    Poem Text            
First Line: Barren trees are whipped by winds
Last Line: For plate or plaque!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by ANNE (HOME) HUNTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold the gloomy tyrant's awful form
Last Line: Casts round her haggard eyes, and shivers at the frost.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by JUDY JORDAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First light shook with ax blows to the frozen pond
Subject(s): Ice; Winter


WINTER, by JUDY JORDAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: First light shook with ax blows to the frozen pond
Last Line: And like sorrow, waits and will not fade
Subject(s): Ice; Winter


WINTER, by ROSE CAROLYN KATTERHENRY    Poem Text            
First Line: Limbs abare, icy stare
Last Line: A fleecy white blanket to cover its nudity.
Subject(s): Change; Winter


WINTER, by KIM OK    Poem Source            
First Line: Limbs jerking upright
Last Line: Never tell me life can be whipped to death. %all comes back to life again in spring
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by ALEKSEI KRUCHENYKH    Poem Source            
First Line: Fzorz... %zunn... %itseeen... %winter!
Last Line: All the dogs %croaked!
Subject(s): Cold; Seasons; Snow; Winter


WINTER, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the field, two horses
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the field, two horses
Last Line: That to the static %gold winter sun throws back %endless and cloudless pride
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by LULJETA LLESHANAKU    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter approaches
Last Line: Afraid of shattering
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bird sings not in wintertime
Subject(s): Transcendentalism; Winter


WINTER, by PAUL MAYER    Poem Text            
First Line: All the roads are lost
Last Line: And pecks his breast and side.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's a gray aftertoon, blank as to freeze
Subject(s): Winter; Sickness; Illness


WINTER, by JORDAN MILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter blew it all night long
Last Line: Winter's substance is the sum.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by ESTELLE HALE PERRY    Poem Text            
First Line: The fields were brown and sear
Last Line: I had seen god's signature.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky above is an icy blue
Last Line: Silent the snow-encompassed land.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by IDA CHAPMAN RICHARDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The frigid, chilling cold outside
Last Line: Of hearth, and cheerfulness complete!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet blackbird is silenced with chaffinch and thrush
Last Line: Till he sings us the very best song that he can.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How large that thrush looks on the bare thorn-tree!
Last Line: And leave memorial forest-kings o'erthrown.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A diamond glow of winter o'er the world
Last Line: Or, knowing, it is gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I deem thee not unlovely, though thou com'st
Last Line: To the eternal banquet.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by JIM SIMMERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Has bent the backs of these trees back
Last Line: Rears up to say pleased to meet you
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Funerals; Snow; Winter


WINTER, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dagobert lay in front of the fire
Last Line: And ripens not in the heart or head!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by E. H. SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: The naked trees rattle their gaunt limbs
Last Line: After death will spring come again?
Subject(s): Cold; Frost; Seasons; Winter


WINTER, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I shall have winter now and lessening days
Last Line: And make my life of what I can remember.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by BJARNI THORARENSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who rides with such fury
Last Line: From the head of age.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bjarn
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by WILLIAM TROWBRIDGE    Poem Source            
First Line: Husk,' says the north wind. 'chuckhole. Hoarfrost.' yellow
Last Line: The asian flu launches itsmidget submarines. %rosebud
Subject(s): Sickness; Winter


WINTER, by TSURAYUKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When falls the snow, lo! Every herb and tree
Last Line: That ne'er in spring were known upon the lea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ki No Tsurayuki
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now winter as a shrivelled scroll
Last Line: Wanders by wood and waterway.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Winter


WINTER, by JESSIE E. WILLIAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: In vain, majestic sepulcher
Last Line: Of what avail -- of what avail?
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Winter is the flower's pause
Last Line: Buds and life running over
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER (1), by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green mistletoe!
Last Line: Snow, snow, more snow!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER (2), by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold and raw the north wind doth blow
Last Line: And winter's now come fairly
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER (A DIRGE), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wintry wast extends his blast
Last Line: Assist me to resign.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER 1939, by HENRY TREECE    Poem Source            
First Line: On this frost-time pilfering plover
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER ABROAD, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On blithesome frolics bent, the youthful
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER AND SUMMER, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winter goes and the summer comes
Last Line: And the snow drifts over our sightless eyes.
Subject(s): Summer; Winter


WINTER AND SUMMER, by STEPHEN SPENDER                Poet's Biography
First Line: Within my head, aches the perpetual winter
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Despair; Summer; Winter


WINTER AND SUMMER, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within my head, aches the perpetual winter
Last Line: The garden, falsified by snow, %waiting to melt, and become real again
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Despair; Summer; Winter


WINTER AND THE NUTHATCH, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once or twice and maybe again, who knows
Subject(s): Nuthatches; Winter


WINTER APPLES, by HARRIET WHITNEY DURBIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What cheer is there that is half so good
Alternate Author Name(s): Whitney, Hattie
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER BURIAL, by HENRY BELLAMANN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth, will you be kind to her
Last Line: Next spring?
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Winter; Dead, The; Burials


WINTER BURN, by ROBERTA HILL WHITEMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When birds breal open the sky, a smell of snow
Last Line: You burn into the yellow grass of winter, %into one reed, trembling on the plain
Alternate Author Name(s): Hill, Roberta
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER CAME, by BRONISLAVA VOLKOVA    Poem Source            
First Line: The winter came
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER CAMP, by THEODORE GOODRIDGE ROBERTS    Poem Source            
First Line: The walls of log are thick and stout
Alternate Author Name(s): Roberts, T. G.
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER CAMP FIRE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Above the mountain, bleak and bare
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER CHURNING IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's joy to churn on juney morns
Last Line: "a piece of custard pie."
Subject(s): December; Vermont; Winter


WINTER COAST, by EDWARD BYRNE    Poem Source            
First Line: In summer this coarse stretch of beach
Last Line: Masses over uneven ground - a little %less remains of the world we once knew
Subject(s): Sea; Winter


WINTER COMING, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, thou art like an autumn to my days
Last Line: Youth vanished, winter coming -- I and thou!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER CONCEPTION, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silence in the forest's heart, and snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER COUNT IN MUDDY RIVER COUNTRY, by ROBERT KING    Poem Source            
First Line: Cut the smooth skin of a buffalo calf
Last Line: Into a whirlwind, gone before the next unwritten winter
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DARK, by LILIAN MOORE    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter dark comes early
Last Line: Blinking %breathless %exclamation mark!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DARKNESS, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source            
First Line: Rain and the roadbank
Last Line: Slashing across the cabin like a rock slab
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DAWN, by KENNETH SLESSOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At five I wake, rise, rub on the smoking pane
Subject(s): Winter; Morning; Nature


WINTER DAY, by JOANNA BAILLIE                Poet's Biography
First Line: The cock, warm roosting 'mid his feather'd mates
Last Line: And, thankful for the roof that covers him, %hies him to bed
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DAY, by LEON DIERX    Poem Text            
First Line: This morning not one beam cleaves the cloud-blind
Last Line: Then ponder on sleep and dark funerëal!
Subject(s): Grief; Soul; Winter; Sorrow; Sadness


WINTER DAY, by ARTHUR DAVISON FICKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gray misty world of snow
Last Line: Gem-like on any winter-sacred bough.
Alternate Author Name(s): Knish, Anne
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


WINTER DAY, by STEFAN HORDUR GRIMSSON    Poem Source            
First Line: From the land's frigid face
Last Line: With mountains on their shoulders
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DAY (1), by JOHN HEWITT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the first light when in the upland field
Last Line: And the young moon ran headlong in the breeze, %this winter day has been a happy day
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DAY (2), by JOHN HEWITT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When sun was winter high
Last Line: The wet earth newly ploughed %was gashed with silver light
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DAYS, by HENRY ABBEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now comes the graybeard of the north
Last Line: De rohan staked a name to gain.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER DAYS, by JEAN HOLMES MINTY    Poem Text            
First Line: Today I think the fairest thing I know
Last Line: On many winter days for one of peace.
Subject(s): Introspection; Peace; Winter


WINTER DISTANCES, by FANNY HOWE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Last Line: When all these books are turf
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER DUSK, by ANDRE-FERDINAND HEROLD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the earth the snow is falling
Last Line: And the snow and the twilight are falling.
Subject(s): Dusk; Snow; Winter


WINTER DUSK, by RICHARD KENDALL MUNKITTRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The prospect is bare and white
Last Line: And wiggles its silver tail.
Subject(s): Dusk; Sea; Winter; Ocean


WINTER ECHO, by FRADL SHTOK    Poem Source            
First Line: A little sleigh in the white snow
Last Line: Buries their wedding-day
Subject(s): Death; Marriage; Winter


WINTER EVENING, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tonight the very horses springing by
Last Line: Glittering and still shall come the awful night.
Subject(s): Evening; Winter; Sunset; Twilight


WINTER FANCIES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter without / and warmth within
Last Line: In the heart of a nut!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Nature; Wind; Winter


WINTER FEAR, by KAY RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it just winter
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER FIELD, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The winter field is not
Subject(s): Winter; Skating & Skaters; Ice


WINTER FIRE, by KATHLEEN JESSIE RAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The presence of nature in my winter room
Last Line: That rise between our fate, and the lost garden.
Subject(s): Fire; Nature; Winter


WINTER FOOT NOTE, by BETSY WARLAND    Poem Source            
First Line: The impossible expanse of groundsnow has melted
Last Line: Certain footing now %a tightrope of ice
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER FORECAST, by LUISA IGLORIA    Poem Source            
First Line: At the omnimax %seventy speakers recreate
Last Line: Leaf, through imponderable drifts
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER FORECAST, by JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let it be a consolation to you that nothing
Last Line: The hiders, the motionless, the terrible meek
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER FRIENDS, by SAMUEL L. SCHIERLOH    Poem Text            
First Line: A winter tree, and a lone crow crying
Last Line: For tree, and man, and bird, and beast.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER GEESE, by JAMES MCCORKLE    Poem Source            
First Line: Gray floater stain the eye's surface
Last Line: Within an orbit oblivious to moon or stars, %beacons lit but vanishing
Subject(s): Geese; Winter


WINTER GENERATIONS, by JEFFREY SKINNER    Poem Source            
First Line: When you think back it is all white
Last Line: To their soccer practice in the snow
Subject(s): Soccer; Winter


WINTER GHAZAL, by MARK TRUSCOTT    Poem Source            
First Line: Empty moments of the day: a tin star
Last Line: Love, love. I am terrified. %this is real
Subject(s): Death; Love; Winter


WINTER GRIEF, by RUTH EVELYN REID    Poem Text            
First Line: The day is heavy. The heart
Last Line: Remain, although you die!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER HEAVENS, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive
Last Line: And this is the soul's haven to have felt.
Subject(s): Heaven; Night; Winter; Paradise; Bedtime


WINTER HUNTERS, by ISAAC MCLELLAN JR.    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mounted on snowshoes, with their food
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER IMPRINTS, by DAN QUISENBERRY    Poem Source            
First Line: Miss you already %didn't feel your presence
Last Line: Racketed feet venturing %silently amidst fir trees
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER IN CANADA, by J. L. LEPROHON    Poem Source            
First Line: Nay, tell me not that with shivering fear
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER IN DURNOVER FIELD; TRIOLET, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Throughout the field I find no grain
Last Line: The cruel frost encrusts the cornland!
Subject(s): Birds; Winter


WINTER IN LOWER CANADA, FR. THE EMIGRANT, by STANDISH HAYES O'GRADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou barren waste; unprofitable strand
Last Line: And one sound policy conduct the whole.
Subject(s): Canada; Winter; Canadians


WINTER IN NEW YORK, by DUANE NIATUM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the swish and swirl of rain and snow
Last Line: But clean of fear and trembling
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When is chicago not too cold or too hot?
Last Line: Or at least keep kissing in the doorway
Subject(s): Chicago; Cold; Weather; Winter


WINTER IN SUMMER, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All in a bleak december
Last Line: I wot 'twas summer-time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Summer; Winter


WINTER IS GOOD - HIS HOAR DELIGHTS, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: But welcome when he goes
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1316; Poem: 137
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER KNOWS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: When a man's pockets %are empty
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Money; Nature; Poverty; Winter


WINTER LAMBS, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night snow came upon us
Last Line: Agree or disagree
Subject(s): Winter; Lambs; Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


WINTER MAGIC, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter that hath few friends yet numbers
Last Line: Turning our leaden age to girl and boy.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER MEMORIES, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within the circuit of this plodding life
Last Line: To go upon my winter's task again.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER MEMORY OF SUMMER TRESPASS, by JAMES HARMS    Poem Source            
First Line: Somewhat lovelier than snow
Last Line: Not yet,' I said. 'wait a minute. Yes.'
Subject(s): Memory; Winter


WINTER MOODS, by LUCIA CLARK MARKHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: The bare trees write their poems on the sky
Last Line: As year by year the transient seasons range.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER MORNING, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night the wind swept over the house
Subject(s): Winter; Nature; Landscape


WINTER MORNING, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stars faded out of the paling sky
Last Line: Borne on the morning wind, the wild duck came.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Ducks; Morning; Winter; Mallards; Drakes


WINTER MORNING ON THE FARM, by STELLA FLOWERS HASTINGS    Poem Text            
First Line: The sweet fatigue of autumn-time has gone
Last Line: Will disappear, never to return.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER MUSIC, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: November and trees blown bare and leaves stippling
Last Line: For wisdom, there is the sunlight falling unbent across such fury
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER MUSIC, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: November and trees blown bare and leaves stippling
Last Line: For wisdom, there is the sunlight falling unbent across such fury
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER NIGHT, by NELLE ARNOLD    Poem Text            
First Line: The last white star is hung against the sky
Last Line: Sleeps still and warm.
Subject(s): Night; Winter; Bedtime


WINTER NIGHT, by CH'IEN WEN OF LIANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My bed is so empty that I keep on waking up
Last Line: Oh that those were waves which could carry me back to you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Jian-wen; Xiao Gang; Ch'ien Wen-ti
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Longing; Winter


WINTER NIGHT, by GORDON DALE CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: How low the white, crescent moon
Last Line: Its amazing clarity of cold.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER NIGHT, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I would not bother to point out the moon
Last Line: Burning warm and yellow in the night
Subject(s): Night; Winter


WINTER NIGHT, by CHARLES HEAVYSEGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stars are glittering in the frosty night
Last Line: And forms more bright than diamond diadems.
Variant Title(s): The Winter Galaxy
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER NIGHT, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: With the fierce rage of winter deep suffused
Last Line: Lifts her pale eye unjoyous
Variant Title(s): Frost At Nigh
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER NIGHT ON THE YENTNA RIVER, by ARLITIA JONES    Poem Text            
First Line: If the lives we live depend on the stories we tell
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Winter


WINTER NIGHT SONG, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will you come as of old with singing
Last Line: Snow banking the door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER NIGHTFALL, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day begins to droop
Last Line: Of darkness and tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Dusk; Winter


WINTER NIGHTS; A BACKWARD LOOK, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange chord! The weir-pool's tussling dance
Last Line: Are the heart's invincible law.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Winter; English


WINTER NOCTURNE, by BERNARD FREEMAN TROTTER    Poem Source            
First Line: With me is revelry and light
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER OAKS, by ELEANOR G. R. YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, winter oaks, you give me courage
Last Line: Spring's miracle so well?
Subject(s): Oak Trees; Snow; Winter


WINTER OWLS, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: Somewhere in rain
Last Line: But who are they after? %who? Who?
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER OWNERSHIP, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is it gathering snow on lash and lip
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER OWNERSHIP, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is it gathering snow on lash and lip
Last Line: He cuts steps darkly down to the very grass, %caressing contour, asserting ownership
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER PICTURES, by LEO J. RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little fairy snow-flakes
Last Line: Of a fairy town.
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


WINTER PIECE, by HARRY EDMUND MARTINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Delicate ermine tracks
Last Line: And watches their eyes through chinks in the ice
Subject(s): Ice; Snow; Winter


WINTER POEM, by ROBERT BLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The quivering wings of the winter ant
Last Line: To breathe, to sense another, and to wait
Subject(s): Winter; Ants; Relationships


WINTER POEM, by YOLANDE CORNELIA GIOVANNI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once a snowflake fell
Alternate Author Name(s): Giovanni, Nikki
Subject(s): African Americans; Winter; Negroes; American Blacks


WINTER POEM, by YOLANDE CORNELIA GIOVANNI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once a snowflake fell
Last Line: A spring rain and I stood perfectly %still and was a flower
Alternate Author Name(s): Giovanni, Nikki
Subject(s): African Americans; Winter


WINTER POETRY, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lovers think that they alone possess / a sense of beauty
Last Line: And the white snow embroidered with brown roots.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER PRAYER, by KAREN PICONI    Poem Source            
First Line: Help us to embrace winter, lord
Last Line: Awesome promise of spring you offer
Subject(s): Prayer; Religion; Winter


WINTER PRELUDE, by ALEX R. SCHMIDT    Poem Text            
First Line: The smoky wind, raw throated, blows
Last Line: I never heard in june.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER PROMISES, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tomatoes rosy as perfect baby's buttocks,
Subject(s): Winter; Tomatoes; Promises


WINTER QUESTION, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: What is cold and plump
Last Line: Care to make a guess? %snow pillows!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER QUIET, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Limb to limb, mouth to mouth
Last Line: The ecstasy.
Subject(s): Fields; Winter


WINTER RAIN, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Falling upon the frozen world last night
Last Line: I look straight in the world's bold eyes, and smile.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fate; Grief; Rain; Winter; Destiny; Sorrow; Sadness


WINTER RECALLED, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life is not all for effort; there are hours
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER RECOLLECTION, by ARNOLD KENSETH    Poem Source            
First Line: Winter's trees are windowed
Last Line: We rest upon our shining wars
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER REGRETS, by BILL KNOTT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snow on my ladder's rungs
Last Line: All the undone chores must wait
Alternate Author Name(s): Saint Geraud; Knott, William
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER REMEMBERED, by RANSOM. JOHN CROWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two evils, monstrous either one apart,
Subject(s): Winter; Absence; Grief; Separation; Isolation; Sorrow; Sadness


WINTER ROADS, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the spring thaw
Last Line: Looking for winter
Subject(s): Autumn; Roads; Seasons; Spring; Winter; Fall; Paths; Trails


WINTER ROSES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My garden roses long ago
Last Line: The heart of sharon's rose!
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Winter


WINTER SCENE, by JOHN BENSKO    Poem Source            
First Line: The boys are playing cards again, late night
Last Line: He warms himself, pets the sleeping dog
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SCENE, by JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ    Poem Source            
First Line: Where have the colors all gone to
Last Line: And black, like the black and white day
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Snow; Winter


WINTER SCENE, by FRIEDRICH ADOLF AXEL DETLEV VON LILIENCRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Perched on his bough, a monster raven makes
Last Line: And how that pickled herring makes a show!
Alternate Author Name(s): Liliencron, Detlev Von
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SCENERY, JANUARY, 1809, by MARY RUSSELL MITFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dark sky lours: a crimson streak
Last Line: The daemon desolation reigns!
Subject(s): Desolation; Winter


WINTER SHOES, by GRACE SAYRE    Poem Text            
First Line: Spring wears shoes of softest green
Last Line: Walks in eiderdown.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SLEEP, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know it must be winter (though I sleep)
Last Line: And turf-bound silence, in the frosty year.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SLEEP, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When against earth a wooden heel
Last Line: Soft, soft, soft, and deep, deep, deep!
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Sleep; Winter


WINTER SOLSTICE, by IRENE ZIMMERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: The haloed moon
Last Line: Ever new %o-antiphon
Subject(s): Moon; Winter


WINTER SOLSTICE CHANT, by ANNIE FINCH    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Vines, leaves, roots of darkness, growing,
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Winter wakeneth all my care
Last Line: Nor how long I here may dwell!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SONG, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through moveless pines I hear the air
Last Line: We must simplify our song.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SONG, by LUDWIG HENRICH CHRISTOPH HOLTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Summer joys are o'er
Last Line: Of the long, long nights.
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER SONG, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Came the dread archer up yonder lawn
Last Line: And the old stars lived in their homes on high
Subject(s): Singing And Singers; Winter


WINTER SONG, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rain and wind, and wind and rain
Last Line: Hail and ice, and ice and hail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SONG FOR THE SLEIGH, by C. P. TRAILL    Poem Source            
First Line: Hurrah for the forest - the wild pine-wood
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER SPEEDING, by HORACE SPENCER FISKE    Poem Source            
First Line: Robe-wrapped and capped, with faces bold
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER SPORTS, by ISAAC MCLELLAN JR.    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slow sinks the golden sun behind the woods
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER STARS, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went out at night alone
Last Line: The faithful beauty of the stars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Stars; Winter


WINTER STOLSICE, by     Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cold night crosses
Last Line: (the dance unmoving)
Alternate Author Name(s): Auerbach, Hilda; Wolpe, Stefan, Mrs.
Subject(s): Winter; Cold; Moon; Earth


WINTER STUDY, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two days of snow, then ice
Subject(s): Winter; Deer


WINTER SUN, by DIANE JARVENPA    Poem Source            
First Line: The small winter sun
Last Line: But also a breathing in
Subject(s): Hunger; Music And Musicians; Winter


WINTER SUNRISE, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our valley's liquid throat is choked
Last Line: An avalanche, and lawless wills %fall out of patience with perfection
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER SUNSET, by EVA K. ANGLESBURG    Poem Text            
First Line: Not in a cringing way
Last Line: Goes down to die.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Winter; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The


WINTER SUNSET, by JULES LAFORGUE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What a sorrowful sunset we had tonight
Last Line: Of this rotten brain which was the earth, one day.
Subject(s): Despair; Evening; Winter; Sunset; Twilight


WINTER SUNSET, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then I raised my head
Last Line: They'd set there.
Subject(s): Evening; Winter


WINTER SUNSHINE, by THOMAS EKENHEAD MAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the bitter frost and snow
Last Line: Time leaves in his hungry flight.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER TREE, by WALTER R. ADAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: To leaves that crooned in sun and rain
Last Line: The flame about our feet.
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


WINTER TREES, by MARGARET PERKINS BRIGGS    Poem Text            
First Line: Over their stark austerity the trees
Last Line: To sing, and winds to stir with passionate words.
Subject(s): Birds; Pride; Trees; Winter; Self-esteem; Self-respect


WINTER TREES, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wet dawn inks are doing their blue dissolve
Last Line: The shadows of ringdoves chanting, but easing nothing
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


WINTER TREES, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the sky, across the snow
Last Line: And winter trees are beautiful.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Beauty; Forests; Nature; Trees; Winter; Woods


WINTER TWILIGHT, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little while ago and you might see
Last Line: Moves nightward, merges into mystery.
Subject(s): Evening; Snow; Trees; Winter; Sunset; Twilight


WINTER UPLANDS, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The frost that stings like fire upon my cheek
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WINTER WALK, by TWYLA HANSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: The artist selects pink
Last Line: Another day is about to begin
Subject(s): Walking; Winter


WINTER WATER, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING    Poem Text            
First Line: This bright, irregular disk of ice
Last Line: For fusing water into a jewel.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER WEATHER, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When elem stems do rise, in row
Last Line: Wi' cwold, in winter weather
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER WEATHER, by JAMES WREFORD WATSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Wintering time and weather with
Last Line: Eternity, but not this hour.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wreford, James
Subject(s): Love; Winter


WINTER WHEAT, by EVA WILLES WANGSGAARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lie these seeded furrows under snow
Last Line: Find loam will break as surely from the dark?
Subject(s): Wheat; Winter


WINTER WITCHERY, by ESTELLE JEAN WORFOLK    Poem Text            
First Line: Celestial art / etching of leaves in winter dress
Last Line: Upon my window-pane.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER WITH THE GULF STREAM, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The boughs, the boughs are bare enough
Last Line: Drops out and all our day is done.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER WIZARDRY, by LAURA S. BECK    Poem Text            
First Line: Who could have dreamed / so many branches in
Last Line: Bare branches etched against the sky.
Subject(s): Trees; Winter


WINTER WOODS WITHOUT SNOW, by DIXIE LEE HENDERSON PARTRIDGE    Poem Source            
First Line: The rain here leaves everything dark
Last Line: And nostrils: skin keeps remembrance %like a rind
Subject(s): Forests; Winter; Wyoming


WINTER'S APPRENTICE, by JESSICA HORNIK    Poem Source            
First Line: The leaves seem to be hanging on okay, still green
Last Line: Like subtleties slipping by not quite unnoticed
Subject(s): Autumn; Leaves; Seasons; Trees; Winter


WINTER'S APPROACH, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: De sun hit shine an' de win' hit blow
Last Line: Dey know.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER'S BEAUTY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Is it not fine to walk in spring
Last Line: In soft white gloves of purest snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER'S FIVE MILES AWAY, by KEN WALDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Division street's gravel
Last Line: Tomorrow, the eskimo snorts, %will kick like a moose
Subject(s): Eskimos; Native Americans; Nome, Alaska; Travel; Winter


WINTER'S GAZE, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lean like a ladder and with my face
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER'S ONSET FROM AN ALIENATED POINT OF VIEW, by ALAN DUGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The first cold front came in
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER'S SNOW, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Soft clinging robe of purest white
Last Line: Beneath the sun of day.
Subject(s): Seasons; Silence; Snow; White (color); Winter


WINTER'S TALE, by ROBERT PATRICK DANA    Poem Source            
First Line: It is a winter night. Fever and chill
Last Line: Is this embrace. The sky above us palls, %and the blue snow melts about us as it falls
Alternate Author Name(s): Dana, Robert
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER'S TALE, by CHARLES LAURENCE NORTH    Poem Source            
First Line: She is stranded on a ladder
Last Line: Exit: pursued by a bear
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


WINTER, 1825, by SAMUEL WOODWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor is stern winter's icy sceptre swayed
Last Line: Till new-year's happy morning crown'd the whole.
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; New York City - 19th Century; Seasons; Winter; Nativity, The


WINTER, BEFORE THE WAR, by WACLAW POTOCKI    Poem Source            
First Line: The forst bit deep. When heavy guns were dragged
Last Line: And winter fell from heaven to this hard floor
Subject(s): War; Winter


WINTER, FR. LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When icicles hang by the wall
Last Line: While greasy joan doth keel the pot.
Variant Title(s): Tu-whit To-who
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER, ROCK CREEK PARK, by KIM ROBERTS    Poem Source            
First Line: In this scene, a thick wet february snow
Last Line: Like snow, a white place we must be reminded %from time to time to enter
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER-FEAR, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain has come
Last Line: The sun, then, god! What agony these days of rain!
Subject(s): Fear; Rain; Wind; Winter


WINTER-PIECE, by CHARLES TOMLINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: You wake, all the windows blind - embattled sprays
Last Line: Frost-fronds all streaming
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER-SONG, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, who would be sad tho' the sky be a-graying
Last Line: For winter's white birds here's a cheery heigho!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER. THE FOURTH PASTORAL, OR DAPHNE, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thyrsis, the musick of that murm'ring spring
Last Line: Daphne farewell, and all the world adieu!
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER: 1. DAYBREAK, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slow clear away the misty shades of morn
Last Line: O, take not in fierce tyrannies delight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Morning; Winter


WINTER: 2. SNOW-STORM, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How gloom the clouds! Quite stifled is the ray
Last Line: Of thee, the dread avatar is reveal'd.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Snow; Winter


WINTER: 3. CLEAR FROST, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis noon, the heaven is clear without a cloud
Last Line: He had no chains to bind the spirit's flow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Frost; Winter


WINTER: 4. MOONLIGHT, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold the mountain peaks how sharply lined
Last Line: So breathless is the scene—so hush'd—so still!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Evening; Winter; Sunset; Twilight


WINTER: 5. CHANGE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O! Sweetly beautiful it is to mark
Last Line: And, mocking earth, bid man's thoughts point on high.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER: EAST ANGLIA, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a frosty sunset
Last Line: And hard as winter dies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Winter; English


WINTER: MY SECRET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I tell my secret? No indeed, not I
Last Line: Or you may guess.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): My Secret
Subject(s): Secrets; Winter


WINTER: TEXAS PLAINS, by HOLLIS WILLIAM SCHREIBER    Poem Text            
First Line: This night
Last Line: And the great loneliness seems strangely like a friend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Schreiber, H. W.
Subject(s): Solitude; Winter; Loneliness


WINTER: WOMAN LOOKING FROM THE WINDOW AT A SPRUCE TREE, by MARYANN WHALEN    Poem Source            
First Line: The sunlight catches in the heart
Last Line: And is that now, ineffably held
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTER; HAIKU, by JOSO    Poem Source            
First Line: Mountains and plains
Subject(s): Winter


WINTER; THE JERSEY COAST, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the river's level sheet of ice
Last Line: Loom hostelries whose summer guests have flown.
Subject(s): New Jersey; Seashore; Winter; Beach; Coast; Shore


WINTERLIGHT, by FRANK WILMOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft have I seen at evening by the lake
Last Line: To stencil a frosted pavement with jagged gold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Maurice, Furnley
Subject(s): Winter


WINTERLINES, by DANIEL GUTSTEIN    Poem Text            
First Line: You're somebody who deals
Subject(s): Hands; Ugliness; Winter


WINTERS ARE SO SHORT, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: And no one credits noah
Variant Title(s): Poem: 403; Poem: 53
Subject(s): Winter


WINTERS PASS, by RAYMOND JOSEPH KRESENSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never let it be said
Last Line: A gray rabbit jumping noiselessly.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTERTIME, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text            
First Line: My little love, the winter-time is nigh
Last Line: ... And mine is done.
Subject(s): Winter


WINTERTIME, by ELEANOR MCGUIRE    Poem Source            
First Line: Spring is a monochrome
Last Line: The white-gold sunbeam %lighting a crystal ballet
Subject(s): Colors; Winter


WINTERTIME, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Late lies the wintry sun abed
Last Line: Are frosted like a wedding-cake.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 38
Subject(s): Winter


WINTRY MIND, by WITTER BYNNER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter uncovers distances, I find
Last Line: Field upon field, field upon field, of snow
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Winter


WINTRY PARIS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "oh, the dingy winter days"
Last Line: When contrasted with the blues I had in paris
Subject(s): "new York City;paris, France;winter;" "manhattan;new York, New York;the Big Apple;


WINTRY WEATHER, by DAVID GRAY (1838-1861)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O winter! Wilt thou never, never go?
Last Line: Through the white spaces of infinitude.
Variant Title(s): In The Shadows: 22
Subject(s): Nature; Winter


WINTRY WEATHER, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now winter turns the roadway white
Last Line: Whose light is as the sheen of stars!
Subject(s): Love; Weather; Winter


WINTRY WINDS, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wintry wind blows down the village
Last Line: Lounged along the open road, they played and dreamed throughout a busy land.
Subject(s): Wind; Winter


WISCONSIN IN FEB-B-RR-UARY, by LEE BENNETT HOPKINS    Poem Source            
First Line: B-rr, b-rr, b-rr, b-rr
Last Line: Enough of feb-b-rr-uary!
Subject(s): Winter; Wisconsin


WISCONSIN WINTER NIGHT, by HARRIETT A. LIGHTFOOT    Poem Text            
First Line: The moon, cold empress of the night
Last Line: With zero breath the day awakes.
Subject(s): Night; Winter; Bedtime


WISH, by GAYLE ELEN HARVEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Weeks %since leaves fell, august outlived, licks of
Last Line: The dim surround, night breaking free, relinquishing %its dark cloth
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Grief; Winter


WITH GOOD STEEL RINGING, by COULSON KERNAHAN    Poem Source            
First Line: When the wan white moon in the skies feels
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WOLF HUNT, by WALLACE DAVID COBURN    Poem Source            
First Line: Over the hills on a winter's morn
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WOLVERINE WINTER, by PAUL F. SIFTON    Poem Source            
First Line: The chickadee came in the morning
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


WOODS IN WINTER, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When winter winds are piercing chill
Last Line: I listen, and it cheers me long.
Subject(s): Forests; Winter; Woods


WORD ABOUT WINTER, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the frost is on the pane
Last Line: Husband now, without disgrace, %dumps ashtrays in the fireplace
Subject(s): Winter


WORDLESS WINTER, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who cares what name you call it - here is comes
Last Line: Felt the dark cadence castigate his arm
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Psychiatric Hospitals; Winter; Writing And Writers


WORKS AND DAYS: ANATOMY OF WINTER, by HESIOD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In february come foul days, flee them gin ye may
Last Line: Is ruggan at thwankan cluddis thruschit by thracian boreas
Subject(s): Scottish Translations; Winter


WORKS AND DAYS: THE FARMER'S YEAR: WINTER, by HESIOD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beware the month of lenaion - foul days
Subject(s): Farm Life; Winter


WORKS AND DAYS: WINTER, by HESIOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Aroint the january month! The bad days fit to skin
Last Line: And trust your mother earth her various fruitage to renew.
Subject(s): Animals; Winter


WORLDLY SUCCESS, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A winter world. Ways icy. Most men fall
Subject(s): Winter; Ice


WRECKING YARD, by MARTIN WALLS    Poem Source            
First Line: Midwinter.An oilstone sky.The river's diesel-slow frieght of ice
Last Line: Worlds geared inside worlds
Subject(s): Ice; Indiana; Winter


WRITTEN IN A WINTER'S MORNING, by B. FINCH    Poem Text            
First Line: Though storms and tempests mark thy gloomy reign
Last Line: Warbles his vespers clear, at twilight's sober hour.
Subject(s): Winter


YOUNG WIDOW CONFRONTS THE GHOST OF HER MACHO HUSBAND, WHO DIED OF, by DAVID LEIGHTTY    Poem Source            
First Line: Why did you swim that cold ohio
Last Line: Hope you liked swimming the ohio
Subject(s): Death; Ohio; Swimming; Winter


YOUNG WOMAN, by GEOFFREY CHAUCER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: And softe he cougheth with a semysoun
Subject(s): Winter


YOUTH. A SONNET SEQUENCE: IN WINTER, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Always before, the clear unbroken snow
Last Line: For untracked snow along some city way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Winter


YULE-LOG, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hale the yule-log in!
Subject(s): Sports; Winter


ZI-YE SONGS OF THE FOUR SEASONS. WINTER: 13, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Where will we tie our true-love-knot?
Last Line: And the hard frosts will freeze me to death
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Winter