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A Few Winter Poems

Updated on March 14, 2011

The Skating Pond


How often I remember

The frozen prarie pond,

That seemed to be a wonderland

Touched by a fairy's wand.


Skating with my merry chums

Brought my heart content,

Laughing, shouting with such glee

At magic winter sent.


What fun to glide on crystal ice

Tho sometimes we would fall,

But scramble to our feet again

Not minding it at all.


And as the snowflakes drifted down

To swirl with northwind's blast,

Our dearest hope would always be

That wintertime would last.


I often think about those days

And wish for them once more,

For through the eyes of childhood

They held great joy in store.

LaVerne P. Larson




Come Ye Thankful People Come


Come, ye thankful people, come,

Raise the song of harvest-home:

All is safely gathered in,

Ere the winter storms begin.

Henry Alford (1844)



Act II, Scene 7 from As You Like It


Blow, blow, thou winter wind,

Thou art not so unkind

As man's ingratitude:

Thy tooth is not so keen,

Because thou art not seen,

Although thy breath be rude.


Heigh -ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly;

Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly,

Then heigh-ho! the holly!

This life is most jolly.


Freeze, freeze, thy bitter sky,

That dost not bite so nigh

As benefits forgot:

Though thou the waters warp,

Thy sting is not so sharp

As friend remember'd not.

William Shakespeare (1600)

Enjoy the winter season!

Thank you for visiting our hub. Winter is one of my favorite times of the year. I hope these a few winter poems selections help you capture the beauty and excitement of the season. If you have any winter poems you would like to share, please so so here.

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