A selection of quotations pondering the chill
winds and quiet thoughts of winter
Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Poems, "The Snowstorm," 1847
A sad tale's best for winter.
There's a certain Slant of light,
In winter I get up at night
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.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," 1923
Every mile is two in winter.
George Herbert (1593-1633)
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
Winter is icumen in,
Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
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,
It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)