is bound with silver bars'
the white drift heaps against the hut;
and night is pierced with Stars.
Willow trees with trailing boughs
and flowers,frosty white,
And lovely Crystal Butterflies;
But when the morning Sun
Touched Them with its golden beams
They vanished one by one.
~Helen Bayley Davis, Jack Frost
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast our bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.
~Minna Thomas Antrim
Antisthenes says that in a certain faraway land the cold is so intense that words freeze as soon as they are uttered, and after some time then thaw and become audible, so that words spoken in winter go unheard until the next summer. ~Plutarch, Moralia
A Winter Night
Betsy and the Blue Bird
Mid~Winter's Night by Iardacil
A Winter's Night by Linnea Pergola