Winter Poems

Winter Poems

Poems about the Beauty of Winter

Winter is the season when the whole world seems to go to sleep. The weather is cold, the ground is hard, and the trees and plants seem to be dead. Since there is little else to do, it is a time that is conducive to working hard. There isn't much else to do, and the weather seems to suggest that we must buckle down and do the things that we have been avoiding. This is not a bad thing. It can very satisfying to work hard and be creative. Creativity is part of our makeup. Without a purpose in our lives, depression would quickly set in.

25 Poems about the Harshness of the Winter Season

  1. 1. Winter's Artist

    • By Suzanne Bates
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2017

    I think the line that best describes me is "Jack of all trades, master of none," as I will try my hand at anything and don't like to be defeated! I've always enjoyed reading poetry but had never written anything myself. I wrote this poem last week as I looked out of the window at the oncoming winter. I'm quite proud of it as it's my first attempt.

    An awesome scene the artist paints, expert and deft his hand.
    Brush strokes swift, he draws with ease, a winter wonderland.
    Landscape sketched from memory, heavens and land entwine
    Rapidly the scene is set, exquisitely divine.

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    Awesome poetry!!! You paint a picture so extremely grand of a magical winter wonderland Though Jack Frost may bite fingers, nose and toes, his art compares to Michelangelo's.

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  3. 2. Winter's Wrath

    My short poem is about the shortest season of the year, winter, and its wondrous beauty and wrath. Some people fall in love with the season of winter. Others dread the extreme ice and cold. No one can deny that winter can be extreme as we can't deny it can be an enchanting wonderland after a beautiful fresh white snow.

    Winter's sleep so close to death,
    piercing with his arctic breath.

    Brittle, naked limbs stretch high

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  5. 3. Winter's Embrace

    Although I am not particularly a winter time person, I must admit I am taken back by the beauty that this arctic season brings to many places. I also love watching the children all bundled up, frolicking in the snow and ice and people out and about enjoying the wintery fun! I just enjoy the transformation of nature into a frozen magical land!

    Shimmering lakes of silvery ice
    welcomes skaters' scarring slice.
    Hills adorned in lacy white
    watch children sleigh into the night.

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    This poem is absolutely beautiful! My 3-6year old Montessori students have worked on memorizing this poem for their Memorization Work this month. They are able to recite the entire thing!

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  6. 4. An English Winter's Day

    Before I was disabled, I loved nothing more than taking my then dog for early morning winter walks. I'm so lucky to live in the beautiful county of Northamptonshire in England, and in just a short walk we would be in the glorious countryside, enjoying the peace and tranquility of this wonderful part of the world. It was thinking back to those delightful times that inspired me to write this poem.

    On those cold and frosty winter's mornings when the grass crunches beneath your feet,
    and you're wrapped up in layers, hats and scarves, as is everyone else you meet

    When each time you exhale a breath of steam quickly disappears into the chilled air,

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    Thank you for your kind words, it's a great feeling to know that something I wrote is enjoyed by others, and those so far away. Kind regards -Paul

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  7. 5. No Songs In Winter

    Everything changes and slows down in winter. The world seems empty, and time moves slowly. For many, it can be a difficult season to get through, but one day, everything will return, and things will be restored.

    The sky is gray as gray may be,
    There is no bird upon the bough,
    There is no leaf on vine or tree.

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  8. 6. February Twilight

    Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) became a famous poet during her lifetime. In “February Twilight,” she captures the beauty and peacefulness of standing alone in nature.

    I stood beside a hill
    Smooth with new-laid snow,
    A single star looked out
    From the cold evening glow.

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    It gives me a certain joy to be in a place in the forest or a shore or anywhere in nature and imagine that I'm the only person who has ever been in that exact spot. As a young boy, I would...

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  9. 7. Birches

    "Birches" was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1915. The poem about the Birch tree with branches weighed heavy with ice and snow is one of Frost's most famous poems.

    When I see birches bend to left and right
    Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
    I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
    But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay

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    I love this poem. It make me appreciate what the writer had done.

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  10. 8. Images In A Moment Of Time

    • By Ryan Richard Nych
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2018

    I am Ryan Richard Nych, a teacher at a small Pennsylvania city school district. In this poem, I was writing about the images and sensory details as I stepped outside on a cold night to give the chickens and ducks fresh water. I was overcome by the conditions of cold and early nights. I had a small notebook in my pocket and wrote this poem. Sometimes during summer, I miss winter; this was so I can remember the bitter times, too.

    Bleak winter sunset with sky of lavender.
    Winter pears cling like dead, crinkled ornaments
    from gnarled branches,
    unwilling to let summer go from arthritic grip.

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  11. 9. A Winter Blue Jay

    Sara Teasdale’s (1884-1933) “A Winter Blue Jay” was published in the book Rivers to the Sea in 1915. This poem features two lovers enjoying a beautiful winter day. They think nothing could be better than the sights they’ve already experienced, but then they spot a bluejay. Just as their day is filled with more beauty, so is their love as time moves forward. Sara Teasdale married Ernst Filsinger. Unfortunately, he traveled a lot for work, leaving her lonely, and their marriage ended in 1929.

    Crisply the bright snow whispered,
    Crunching beneath our feet;
    Behind us as we walked along the parkway,
    Our shadows danced,

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  12. 10. White Planet

    What kid doesn't love the snow? As a child, I always felt snow was somehow magical, and I enjoyed immensely how it made everything look so different. I could play outside in the snow for hours, and go on all kinds of adventures in my imagination. In honor of my childhood memories, I wrote a poem about a little boy who goes on an adventure in the snow, in his parents' back yard.

    Snow is falling, as quiet as a mouse;
    On people and on dogs, and on our house.
    A fluffy blanket now covers the street -
    The cars are white, and that is neat.

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    I love this poem! It brings back so many memories of my childhood and my two sons growing up and the snow days off of school. They would be peeking out the window most of the night, wishing &...

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  13. 11. Frozen Life

    • By Scardez Lisa
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2020

    Elements of winter fill the heart with warmth and happiness. The view of the frozen world renders the soul.

    Spirals of frozen pieces in air
    Flakes of crystal falling in pair
    Ground laying with fair icy sand
    December welcomes a paradise land

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  14. 12. Winter Is Here

    • By Nolan K. Lucas
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2016

    This is about the fun of winter.

    The snow slowly falling off the trees,
    The feel of the cold sharp breeze.
    The feel of the soft powdery snow,
    The sun going down with a bright glow.

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  15. 13. Ice Princess

    • By Danielle
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2009

    I am a 13-year-old girl. It has been a beautiful and snowy winter, and while watching the snow fall poetic lines seemingly came from nowhere. Winter is the romantic season and hence came the last line, "With stillness and peace her heart does mend."

    This poem captures the beauty of winter in an enticing way while the words remain beautiful and light.

    Sensational tresses like locks of snow
    Passionate eyes like embers aglow
    A pale face with indication of desire
    Surrounded by subtle white fire

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    So beautiful! A new way to see winter in my life. Too bad it doesn't snow near my home.

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  16. 14. The Mission

    • By Tracy L. Teal
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 23, 2021

    I was inspired by childhood memories of playing in the snow. My friends and I would not rest until our snowman was built to perfection. There was nothing more important than keeping our creation standing for as long as possible!

    Borrowed scarf, stolen carrot and mittens,
    frostbitten fingers determined to finish,
    eyes were a button and a bottle cap squished in.
    Mothers called but no one listened -

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  17. 15. The Hunt For The Northern Lights

    • By Lesley Elaine Greenwood
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008

    Snowy white fox of the Arctic,
    was it your brush-like tail
    that sprayed snow, like crystal sparks,
    adorning the dark sky with a shimmering veil?

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  18. 16. The Childhood Song

    • By Kellie Carra
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2018

    This poem is about running back to your childhood once you've grown up, only to find things have drastically changed over the years.

    Leaves dusted with white
    Moon reflects through the night
    Off the blanketed ground of sheer winter

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  19. 17. Winter Love/Hate

    • By Cheyenne Marie Gillett
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2014

    Poem about how I hate the cold but I love parts of winter. I'm only 13 and I wrote this. I try to write good poems. My teacher, my mom, and other people told me to enter this.

    To be honest, I hate the cold; I freeze easily,
    But I love how the snow tickles my nose.
    I love how the trees are naked
    And the sky dresses them in white like a dress.

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  20. 18. Winter Warmth

    • By Sam
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems October 2008

    After shoveling and work comes the relaxation

    Piles of snow beneath my boots
    chilly winds blowing everywhere
    snow keeps mounting on the posts
    on the windows and on the roads

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    I loved it...It is simply perfect..thank you for giving me a lovely poem to enjoy..

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  21. 19. A Winter's Epiphany

    • By Michael A. Barron
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Winter is a dark season that can make everything seem desolate and dark, until bright eyed children light up the night.

    Timeless thoughts of a winter's stare;
    eyes gazing over a landscape bare.

    Memories drift on a blustery breeze;

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    I love this poem! Keep writing! I just love how you made it rhyme is some sort of way!

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  22. 20. Winter Again

    • By Steve Katz
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems December 2008

    I am just a young old granddad who lives near the sea.

    another winter has come
    your head and hands go numb
    looking forward to the frost and snow
    nights spent near the fire watching the embers glow

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