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7 Lovely, Short Winter Poems

Inspirational seasonal poems that embrace the cozy shadows of winter.

Seasonal Affective Disorder got you down? Have no fear! In addition to taking some Vitamin D and snuggling up with a candle or a Happy Light(TM), today, we are honoring Old Man Winter with some beautiful, inspirational poems that embrace the cozy shadows of winter. These are quick reads about nature and the objectively beautiful changes that come with a winter chill (for a longer read, consult our holiday book list or this bouquet of nature-based poems).

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

— Lewis Carroll

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”

— Yoko Ono

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

— Edith Sitwell

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”

— John Steinbeck

“Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”

— Robert Byrne

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.”

— Candace Bushnell

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”

— Mary Oliver

Happy Holidays from GC!

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