Women on Winter


"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." - Edith Sitwell

"Snow was falling / so much like stars / filling the dark trees / that one could easily imagine / its reason for being was nothing more / than prettiness." - Mary Oliver

“…as the slow sea sucked at the shore and then withdrew, leaving the strip of seaweed bare and the shingle churned, the sea birds raced and ran upon the beaches. Then that same impulse to flight seized upon them too. Crying, whistling, calling, they skimmed the placid sea and left the shore. Make haste, make speed, hurry and begone; yet where, and to what purpose? The restless urge of autumn, unsatisfying, sad, had put a spell upon them and they must flock, and wheel, and cry; they must spill themselves of motion before winter came.” - Daphne du Maurier

“Song falls silent, music is dumb, / But the air burns with their fragrance, / And white winter, on its knees, / Observes everything with reverent attention.”  ― Anna Akhmatova

“Outside, snow solidified itself into graceful forms. The peace of winter stars seemed permanent.” ― Toni Morrison