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Poetry Foundation: Celebrate The Winter Season

We have all read hot news written by popular journalist. This showdown Poetry Foundation: Celebrate The Winter Season was a long time a coming. But it doesn’t stop here. The author shows two wonderful talents. Read the the whole sections to see what I mean.

Poetry Foundation:

Celebrate the Season
A wintry mix of our favorite poems from the archive.


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A Visit from St. Nicholas
BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE?
This perennial classic reminds us how much “clatter” the holiday season can bring. There’s nothing to fear from all that noise–it’s just Saint Nick and his reindeer.

White-Eyes
BY MARY OLIVER?
Not all of nature slumbers under blankets of snow. In this poem from Poetry, a wind-bird “wants to go to sleep, / but he’s restless.” He summons the clouds with his song, and snow falls like feathers.

Chanukah Lights Tonight
BY STEVEN SCHNEIDER?
You’re invited to a midwestern Chanukah party. There’s not a deli in miles, but friends are coming in from the cold and childhood memories are flooding in from the past. And there’s an invitation for the Messiah too, if he wants it.

In Winter
BY MICHAEL RYAN??
It gets dark awfully early in winter. But there’s still brightness even with so little light. When she gets home from work at four o’clock, she’ll kiss you no matter what.

Lines for Winter
BY MARK STRAND??
Watch Mary-Louise Parker perform this poem.
For Strand, the best way to keep warm is to pay attention to the internal rhythms of the body and mind. Nothing warms the heart more than listening in to “the tune your bones play / as you keep going” through the winter cold.

Messiah (Christmas Portions)
BY MARK DOTY??
Ordinary women and men become extraordinary as they sing Handel’s Messiah. Doty writes, “This music / demonstrates what it claims: / glory shall be revealed.” And as we hear the voices merge in song, we discover we can tackle New Year’s resolutions too–“Still time to change.”

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