Winter Things

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Come sing With Me!
(posted by Lillian)

"I’d like you to use at least two of the titles within the body of your poem. The titles must be word for word – but feel free to use enjambment (split up the words over two lines) or add punctuation between the words. Your poems may be any length or form."

A Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon and Garfunkel)
A Long December (Counting Crows)
A Winter’s Tale (Queen — and also The Moody Blues)
Cold Weather Blues (Muddy Waters)
Footprints in the Snow (Bill Monroe)
If We Make It Through December (Merle Haggard)
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Billie Holiday)
Let It Go (Idina Menzel)
Love Like Winter (AFI)
My Love Is Winter (The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania)
Roses from Snow (Emmylou Harris)
The Hounds of Winter (Sting)
Trapped Under Ice (Metallica)
When It’s Cold, I’d Like to Die (Moby)
Winter Things (Ariana Grande)
White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes)

I pull frozen roses
from the snow–a miracle
of beauty as the hounds
of winter come calling.
I will not mind if
it is a long December
for it will stave off
the cold weather blues
of January and February.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to Winter Things

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Very nicely done, Sara. Yes, December is a buffer for what is to come!


  2. Helen says:

    You put December in beautiful perspective ~~~


  3. 1gus1 says:

    Lovely response to the prompt.


  4. lillian says:

    I so agree with you! December is a month I love — kind of a “nesting” month…getting out the candles and for me, all the Christmas decorations which bring back such memories of my childhood and our children when they were young. January and February just seem like COLD months. You’ve said it well here.


  5. Sara, that’s a lovely way of looking at December!


  6. Mish says:

    I love this visual and the hope that comes with it. Very nice, Sara!


  7. sanaarizvi says:

    This is so beautiful!! 💜💜💜💜


  8. But at least after solstice there is more and more daylight every day


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