Mid-winter poem

A very Happy Yuletide to you all. Here is a little gift of a poem by the ‘Doctor Poet’, William Carlos Williams, one of my favourites.

Winter Trees

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

About Rebecca Gethin

Rebecca Gethin is a poet and a novelist. Cinnamon Press published her third collection, All the Time in the World in 2017. Another pamphlet is forthcoming with Three Drops Press. Her second novel, What the horses heard, was published by Cinnamon Press in May 2014. Her second poetry collection - A Handful of Water - was published by Cinnamon in 2013. Her first - River is the Plural of Rain - was published by Oversteps Books in 2009. Her novel Liar Dice won the Cinnamon Press Novel Writing Award in 2010 and was published in 2011. She lives on Dartmoor and writes occasional pieces about wildlife and nature. Her poems appear in a variety of poetry magazines and in several anthologies.
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7 Responses to Mid-winter poem

  1. Lovely – thank you, Becky. Love ‘the wise trees/stand sleeping in the cold.’ Happy Yuletide to you and yours.

  2. E.E. Nobbs says:

    I love this poem too. Thanks Becky πŸ™‚ x

  3. Valerie Morton says:

    Thanks for this Becky – I love this poem. It always makes me feel we should learn something from the trees. One of my favourite winter poems too. Merry Christmas to you – I would sing but you wouldn’t hear πŸ™‚

  4. Stella Wulf says:

    That’s so beautiful – thanks for posting, Becky😊 X

  5. Wow, so happy you like Willaim Carlos Williams, too. And yes, sing away, Valerie! I hope you all have a lovely time!πŸŽ„ Lots of love 🐝

  6. mavisgulliver says:

    An old favourite – thanks for reminding me. All best wishes for Christmas and the coming year.

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