I’ve been looking through the archives to find something wintry to repost to mark Midwinter, and I’ve noticed that I really love to write about this season, meaning there was a lot to choose from. Here are some of my favourites…
Midwinter – A Poem
Today is the shortest day
Tonight the longest night
Tomorrow’s sunrise the turning point
That marks the returning light
In the very heart of winter
There’s a special vigil to keep
As we wait patiently in the dark
For the sun to wake from sleep
Soon the world will be brighter
It will be the darkness’ turn to wane
It won’t be long until spring is here
When The Wheel will turn again
Winter Morning (a haiku)
A frosty breath mists
Words frozen, left unspoken
Cold winter morning
Breath mists in frigid air
Cold hands, warm heart
Wintry kisses melt icy lips
Beneath mistletoe boughs
In silver frost.
If you’re looking for more winter-themed reading, why not check out:
- Winter Magic / Winter Wishes – a couple of anthologies filled to the brim with all sorts of wintry goodness from writers around the world. Both are free to read via Wattpad.
- Jingle Spells – an anthology of winter, witches and the paranormal, from CyberWitch Press. My short story, A Midwinter Manifestation, can be found in it. Free to download a digital copy from most, if not all, online retailers.
- O Horrid Night – another winter-themed anthology, this time from FunDead Publications. This one is more gothic and ghostly in theme / style. Not free to read, but a great addition to any bookshelf. Can be found on Amazon. My short story, A Midwinter Haunting was included in it.
- I would add One Turn of The Wheel to this list of recommendations, as it has a chapter dedicated to Winter, but as it’s only available in print, it will probably be the new year before it arrives from Lulu.