Quotations from Winter Poems
Read and discuss the following quotes with your students. Then, ask them to write their own winter poems.
|Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,|
Arrives the snow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Poems, "The Snowstorm," 1847
A sad tale's best for winter.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
There's a certain Slant of light,
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
|In winter I get up at night|
And dress by yellow candlelight.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
A Child's Garden of Verses, "Bed in Summer," 1885
In the bleak midwinter
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape . . .
Andrew Wyeth (1917- )
|Whose woods these are I think I know.|
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," 1923
Every mile is two in winter.
Over the river and through the wood,
Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880)
|Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.|
Willa Cather (1873-1947)
My Ántonia, 1918
And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms . . . For summer being done, all things stand upon them with a weather-beaten face, and the whole country, full of woods and thickets, represented a wild and savage hue.
William Bradford (1590-1657)
|When all aloud the wind doth blow,|
And coughing drowns the parson's saw,
And birds sit brooding in the snow,
And Marian's nose looks red and raw,
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)
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