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Winter Poems | Examples of Winter Poetry

Winter Poems - Examples of all types of winter poetry to share and read. This list of winter poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of winter poetry. This list of works about winter is an excellent resource for examples on how to write winter poems.

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Premium Member 4 Seasons
Visually, Mother Nature’s seasonal cycle is a truly spectacular phenomenon. This is my very first respectable poem, written as a 12-year old, in 1963. ...Read More
Categories: winter, autumn, seasons, spring, summer,
Form: Verse



Premium Member Blizzard
“Blizzard” Thundering down the valleys Tearing across the plains Ten thousand steel horses Their nostrils spitting steam Bodies tense with anger The bastard Boreas Coming to claim his script...Read More
Categories: winter, natural disasters, snow, wind,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fanfare For Spring
as winter exits the spring orchestra strikes up ~ fanfare for rebirth Written 4th March 2021....Read More
Categories: seasons, spring, winter,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member SPRING IN THE GREAT NORTHWEST
It's Spring in The Great Northwest, And the weather can put you to test. Those cold northern breezes, Bring melts and then freezes, And soon your health ain't the best. We're tired of the snow and the ice. Huddled down in...Read More
Categories: winter,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member A TREE IN WINTER
The tree stood stark and lonely, All naked in the cold. Her branches bare, her lovely leaves, The breath of Winter stole. In spite of all she stood yet proud, Her branches raised to Heaven. A silent prayer in her heart, For...Read More
Categories: nature, seasons, snow, winter,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member flurries of snowflakes
flurries of snowflakes seem to be lighter than air defy gravity flurries of snowflakes living to float on the air defy gravity flurries of snowflakes yearning to reach for the sky defy gravity...Read More
Categories: snow, wind, winter,
Form: Haiku
Natures danger
Night frost, Shining on the road, Slippery and slick, Clinging to plants, Clinging to cars, Vehicle skidding, Shivering in the cold, Wrap up warm, It's so icy outside, Breath like smoke, Fingers freezing cold, Gloves to keep them warm, Sand on the roads, Sand on the paths, Take great...Read More
Categories: dark, nature, weather, winter,
Form: Free verse
Haiku's temple 58
If it is hot summer:-, the earth balances, if it is still winter, the earth relays....Read More
Categories: winter,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Winter I - The Long Darkness
Though winter seems to come later And later these years Often now Not until February The snow inevitably arrives And the trees become bent over Shrinking in height Growing long beards Leaning On a staff Of wind from the north Old shepherds Tending to and kneading The icy...Read More
Categories: seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter II - Lending Morality To A Squirrel
The squeak of rubber is the crunch of snow Under the steps of my winter boots As I walk through the Below Zero And when the day breaks The air itself is as white as if One is looking through...Read More
Categories: seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter III - Children Find Their Way
The jelly beans of polished stones Are lined up on the windowsill Of our kitchen Melting on the winter tongue Of January’s narrow sun Collected by my daughter And devoured by her special care For all things on Earth. She carried the rocks...Read More
Categories: seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter IV - Snowstorm in Michigan
Sails of snow Hoisted To the roar of northern wind Wires wild Leashed to masts Banging like spoons on pots and pans Sea of Earth lurching Beneath The creaking planks of our house On we go Tossed and turned The bow of our kitchen Cutting through slaps...Read More
Categories: seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter V - The Light The Dark
Braving the cold air For the moment it takes To stroll to the end of my driveway Wearing but a wool sweater I bow To the mid-afternoon Picking up A popsicle of morning bound newspaper Straightening up To the miles and miles of blue...Read More
Categories: seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter VI - Valentine's Day on the Straits of Mackinaw
My wife and I traveled here To walk on water With ice pics and an old shiver The Mackinaw Straits Where Huron and Michigan open their mouths Kiss and hiss Under the legs of the great suspension bridge From which a high-rise...Read More
Categories: seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Winter VII - Butterflies Behind The Snow
The snow covering the ground Out my window Goes on like torn-out pages From my empty journal Striped with a shadow from an old Red Maple A bookmark To the Monarch’s migration From the mountains of Mexico To here Where we wait the...Read More
Categories: seasons, winter,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Winter Poems

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