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Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Poetry

Click on the name of the poem to read the full text. What's your favorite winter poem?

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"snowfall makes no noise,/ falls as forgetting falls,/ flake after flake." — "The Snowfall is so Silent" by Miguel de Unamuna

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"The paint is pretty well worn off,/ But then I take the lead;/ A dandy sled's a loiterer,/ And I go in for speed." — "A Country Boy in Winter" by Sarah Orne Jewett

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"... we whistle to make breath-clouds form/ and disappear, and form again, and O,/ my love, there's sun in the crook of your arm." — "Crossing the Square" by Grace Schulman

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"once a snowflake fell/ on my brow and i loved/ it..." — "Winter Poem" by Nikki Giovanni

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"Snow would be the easy/ way out—that softening/ sky like a sigh of relief...."  — "November for Beginners" by Rita Dove

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"Sundays too my father got up early/ and put up his clothes on in the blueblack cold...." — "Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden

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"Wanted: One moment in mountains/ when winter got so cold/ the oil froze before it could burn...." — "Horses in the Snow" by Roberta Hill

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