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Bookending Winter – Winter Poem

Wahey there! Let’s continue with the BE winter posts! Looks like today’s going to be a short one as I only have two poems to show.

Emmie @ Another Night Of Reading (16th – 18th December)

Wednesday 18th December

Winter Poem

Find a Winter-themed poem and explain what you like about it. The really brave among us may also write their own poems.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

It’s such a beautiful and simple poem. Even though it may only seem like it’s talking about a simple winter night, it’s about something more. Wanting to be more, to do more. And the last stanza is so beautiful and yet means like everything? Because, yes, there are sometimes those moments where you’re drained and you’re not interested in doing things and all you want to do is well, not do anything. But then you do have things to do. And miles to go before you sleep!!

The More It Snows (Tiddely pom) by A.A. Miline

The more it snows (Tiddely pom)
The more it goes  (Tiddely pom)
The more it goes  (Tiddely pom)
On snowing

And nobody knows  (Tiddely pom)
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom)
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom)
Are growing

So like, my mom used to read Winnie the Pooh to us as kids and I love this poem. We still sing it now – literally. My mom will go “The more it snows” and I have to go “Tiddely pom” – if I don’t do it she gets upset (no really, she does. Still love her!). And it’s a very very simple poem but super cute! And easy to remember and use! And Winnie the Pooh! If you’re wanting to know – this poem comes from The House at Pooh Corner, which is where they build the house for Eeyore (Tigger is my favourite character, if you’re wondering).


That’s all for now! Hope you enjoyed this post and some poems! What kind of wintery poems do you like? Chat to me down below in the comments 😀 And also! Who’s your favourite Winnie the Pooh character??

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7 responses to “Bookending Winter – Winter Poem”

  1. Thank you for doing this prompt! I love this poem by Robert Frost, and I always think it has some dark undertones (sleep=death?!); and the Winnie The Pooh one is super cute! I love the little anecdote about your mom <3. Great choices!

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    1. Welcome! It was a fun one! It does definitely have some dark undertones but then comes back up and becomes happy – which is definitely why it’s one of my favourite ones.
      Thank you! My parents are always part of my reading anecdotes as they’ve always been there with my reading.

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      1. Yes, I agree, it’s very much a balance between both. Your parents sound great 😊

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  2. I used to love Frost’s stuff! Lovely poem picks, DB!

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