Poems for Winter

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Winter Poems

Winter is the season when everything seems to be asleep. The weather is cold, and the trees seem to be dead. But every season has its special beauty and winter is no exception. Snow and ice are glitterning in the sun, children have fun sledding.
We have some classic winter poetry from a variety of poets here, free to use. Below you will find a host of winter quotes, poems and verses.

Classic Winter Poetry

London Snow by Robert Bridges:
When men were all asleep the snow came flying In large ... read more

The Winter of Life by Robert Burns:
But lately seen in gladsome green, The woods ... read more

Now Winter Nights Enlarge by Thomas Campion:
Now winter nights enlarge The number ... read more

The Winter's Spring by John Clare:
The winter comes; I walk alone, I want no ... read more

The Sky is Low, The Clouds Are Mean by Emily Dickinson
The sky is low, the clouds are mean, A travelling flake ... read more

In Winter Time by Andrew Downing:
Though leafless are my trees-- My trees so tall and ... read more

Winter Birds by Andrew Downing:
Fair is the sky, for the cloud-rack is lifted-- Bright will ... read more

Winter Sunshine by Andrew Downing:
It scarcely seems winter, so faint is the breeze That stirs ... read more

Winter Song by Paul Laurence Dunbar:
Oh, who would be sad tho' the sky be a-graying ... read more

The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Announced by all the trumpets of the sky ... read more

To Flowers From Italy in Winter by Thomas Hardy:
Sunned in the South, and here to-day ... read more

Birds at Winter Nightfall (Triolet) by Thomas Hardy:
Around the house the flakes fly faster ... read more

In drear-nighted December by John Keats:
In drear-nighted December, Too happy ... read more

The Winter Wind by Louisa Lawson:
The winter wind! e wh-e-e, e wh-e-e! It bites and smites ... read more

Snowflakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
Out of the bosom of the Air. Out of the ... read more

Woods in Winter by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
When winter winds are piercing chill ... read more

A Winter Ride by Amy Lowell:
Who shall declare the joy of the running! ... read more

Falling Snow by Amy Lowell:
The snow whispers about me, And my wooden clogs ... read more

Winter Song by Katherine Mansfield:
Rain and wind, and wind and rain. Will the ... read more

Winter Heavens by George Meredith:
Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive ... read more

A Winter Dawn by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
Above the marge of night a star still shines ... read more

A Winter Day by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
The air is silent save where stirs - A bugling ... read more

The Garden in Winter by Lucy Maud Montgomery:
Frosty-white and cold it lies - Underneath ... read more

Winter Song by Wilfred Owen:
The browns, the olives, and the yellows died ... read more

A Daughter of Eve by Christina Rossetti:
A fool I was to sleep at noon, And wake when night is chilly ... read more

Winter: My Secret by Christina Rossetti:
I tell my secret? No indeed, not I: Perhaps some ... read more

Winter by George William Russell:
A Diamond glow of winter o'er the world: Amid ... read more

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind by William Shakespeare:
Blow, blow, thou winter wind ... read more

Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare
That time of year thou mayst in me behold ... read more

Sonnet 97 by William Shakespeare:
How like a winter hath my absence been ... read more

When icicles hang by the wall by William Shakespeare:
When icicles hang by the wall... read more

Winter by Robert Southey:
A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee ... read more

The Frosted Pane by Evaleen Stein:
When I wakened, very early, All my window-pane ... read more

Winter-Time by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, A frosty, fiery ... read more

To Winter by William B. Tappan:
WINTER! there are among the race of men, Strangers ... read more

February Twilight by Sara Teasdale:
I stood beside a hill Smooth with new-laid snow ... read more

Talking in Their Sleep by Edith M. Thomas:
"You think I am dead," The apple tree said, "Because I have ... read more

Winter Sleep by Elinor Wylie:
When against earth a wooden heel Clicks as loud as ... read more

The Cold Heaven by William Butler Yeats:
Suddenly I saw the cold and rook-delighting heaven ... read more


Modern Winter Poetry
- Poems sent to us by our readers -

Winter on the army ranges by Maria Hewitt (copyright):
Winter footprints track the snow Where the path lies dormant ... read more

Winter Greetings by Ann Worrall (copyright):
It is the winter season of falling snow and ice, and wearing gloves ... read more


Winter Poems for Children

A Riddle - On Snow by James Parton:
From Heaven I fall, though from earth I begin. No lady alive can show ... read more

Jack Frost by Gabriel Setoun (Thomas Nicoll Hepburn):
The door was shut, as doors should be, Before you went to bed ... read more

Picture-Books in Winter by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Summer fading, winter comes Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs ... read more

Winter-Time by Robert Louis Stevenson:
Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, A frosty, fiery sleepy-head; Blinks but ... read more


Famous Winter Haiku Poems

The Haiku is a classical poem from the Japanese tradition that uses syllables instead of poetic meters.

Winter solitude by Matsuo Basho
Winter solitude-- in a world of one color the sound of wind. read more