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Layers of Wintry Poetry Accumulating at the Door

By February 7, 2013

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Our collection of winter poems began a long time ago with a very few selected classics, a handful of snowflakes packed into a single small ball. Poets from all over contributed contemporary poems suited to the season, and our readers suggested favorite classics to add to the anthology, which has grown into a giant snowball rolling down the years, a poetic snowdrift. These are the poems our growing anthology has gathered in its outermost layer in this winter of 2012 - 2013. First, a couple of memorable poems by two 20th century masters, proposed by our readers:

  • William Butler Yeats, “The Cold Heaven” (1916), suggested by Rick de Yampert
  • Wallace Stevens, “The Snowman” (1921), suggested by Lynda True
And these new contributions, several from poet-friends whose work has graced our other seasonal anthologies as well: Poets, you’re still invited to submit your winter poems, and readers, please suggest favorite classics we’ve missed—but make it soon, because the years has turned, the days are lengthening, and spring is on its way!


December 12, 2006 at 3:55 pm
(1) Linda says:

well, although this is not really poetry, but is a piece written by one of the greatest poets that ever lived, Dylan Thomas, I think this powerful story about Christmasses of yesteryear should really belong in this Winter Anthology:

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

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