In the Spotlight

A Mind of Winter

A sampling of poetry to keep you warm throughout the season. 

Winter Scenes

Chicago and December by W.S. DiPiero -- I walk north across/the river, Christmas lights/crushed on skyscraper glass

I Know, I Remember, But How Can I Help You by Hayden Carruth -- proud to share/the silent magnetic storm that destroys the stars

The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens -- And, nothing himself, beholds/Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,/Arrives the snow

Snow Day by Billy Collins -- Today we woke up to a revolution of snow,/its white flag waving over everything

Snowy Owl Near Ocean Shores by Duane Niatum -- His head a swivel of round glances,/his eyes a deeper yellow than the winter sun,

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost -- The only other sound’s the sweep/Of easy wind and downy flake.   


Winter Love

The Snow Is Deep on the Ground by Kenneth Patchen -- Who made the snow waits where love is.

Snowflake by William Baer -- whirling about in a swirling free-/for-all, appearing aimless, just like love

Winter Remembered by John Crowe Ransom -- A cry of Absence, Absence, in the heart,/And in the wood the furious winter blowing.


Childhood Winter

A Country Boy in Winter by Sarah Orne Jewett -- So clear the road! the fastest sled/There is in school I boast.

Ice by Gail Mazur -- In the warming house, children lace their skates,/bending, choked, over their thick jackets.

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden -- Sundays too my father got up early/and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,