Sunday, January 6, 2008

Winter Poems for Your Nature Journals

Here are some winter poems I found online that you might want to include in your nature journals. I will try to find some winter poems that might apply to areas that don't normally have snow to post within the next few days.
Falling Snowflakes

See the pretty snowflakes
Falling from the sky;
On the wall and housetops
Soft and think they lie.

On the window ledges,
On the branches bare;
Now how fast they gather,
Filling all the air.

Look into the garden,
Where the grass was green;
Covered by the snowflakes,
Not a blade is seen.

Now the bare black bushes
All look soft and white,
Every twig is laden,
What a pretty sight!

Linda A. Copp

Snowflakes spill from heaven's hand
Lovely and chaste like smooth white sand.
A veil of wonder laced in light
Falling Gently on a winters night.
Graceful beauty raining down
Giving magic to the lifeless ground.
Each snowflake like a falling star
Smiling beauty that's spun afar.
Till earth is dressed in a robe of white
Unspoken poem the hush of night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent and soft and slow
Descends the snow.


The snow fell softly all the night.
It made a blanket soft and white.
It covered houses, flowers and ground,
But it didn't make a single sound.
Winter Birds

I can't go visit a snowbird
-I don't know where he stays.
I can't go visit a chickadee
-He has such flitty ways.
I can't go visit a blue jay
Atop a snowy tree,
And so I scatter seeds around
And have them visit ME.


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Thanks for the poems for our nature journals. I especially like the last one "Winter Birds". It goes along with our feeder watching this week perfectly.


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. That helped a lot on my poetry research