A wonderful bedside companion for a frosty winter’s evening, with poems to immerse yourself in the season. From William Shakespeare to John Keats to Katherine Mansfield, the finest poets that ever put pen to paper describe this beautiful and sometimes terrible season.
With one entry for every day through winter, from December 1 until February 28 or 29, this is the ideal book to take you through the darker months and find joy and comfort in nature.
In December “Gaunt in gloom” begins James Joyce’s “Nightpiece.” In January, “There’s a certain Slant of light” for Emily Dickinson, while “the dull dead wind is out of tune” for Oscar Wilde. And in February, the last month of meteorological winter, William Morris muses “From this chill thaw to dream of blossomed May.”
This beautiful and collectable anthology of poems derives from the popular A Poem for Every Night of the Year and also features wintry poems by Alice Oswald, Edward Lear, Emily Brontë, William Wordsworth, Ted Hughes, and many more.
About The Author
Jane McMorland Hunter is a passionate lover of the written word who works at Hatchards bookshop when not writing. She has written and edited several books, including Ode to London, Favourite Poems of England, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year, and A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year. She lives in London.