Bliss William Carman

(15 April 1861 – 8 June 1929 / New Brunswick)

A Winter Piece - Poem by Bliss William Carman

OVER the rim of a lacquered bowl,
Where a cold blue water-color stands
I see the wintry breakers roll
And heave their froth up the freezing sands.
Here in immunity safe and dull,
Soul treads her circuit of trivial things.
There soul's brother, a shining gull,
Dares the rough weather on dauntless wings.


Comments about A Winter Piece by Bliss William Carman

  • Susan Williams (1/21/2017 3:01:00 PM)


    I see the wintry breakers roll
    And heave their froth up the freezing sands.- - don't you wish you could write such a watercolor image in words? I know I do
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/21/2017 10:42:00 AM)


    Rhythmic poem, nicely conceived and written. (Report) Reply

  • (12/3/2015 11:34:00 PM)


    Winter wonderfully described. Enjoyed the rhyme and meaning of the wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 13, 2010



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