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5 Poems To Get You In The Mood For Winter

The seasons have always been a point of interest for poets, writers, and artists. Winter, of course, is no exception to this rule.

So, to get you in the mood for winter, here are five poems (with links provided) that you should read this season.

 

 

1. Winter: My Secret by Christina Rossetti

 

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I tell my secret? No indeed, not I;

Perhaps some day, who knows? But not today; it froze, and blows and snows,

And you’re too curious: fie!

You want to hear it? well:

Only, my secret’s mine, and I won’t tell.

 

 

2. The Snow Fairy by Claude McKay

 

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Throughout the afternoon I watched them there,

Snow-fairies falling, falling from the sky,

Whirling fantastic in the misty air,

Contending fierce for space supremacy.

And they flew down a mightier force at night,

As though in heaven there was revolt and riot,

And they, frail things had taken panic flight

Down to the calm earth seeking peace and quiet.

I went to bed and rose at early dawn

To see them huddled together in a heap,

Each merged into the other upon the lawn,

Worn out by the sharp struggle, fast asleep.

The sun shone brightly on them half the day,

By night they stealthily had stol’n away.

 

 

3. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost.

 

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Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

Very much so a classic!

 

4. A Winter’s Tale by Dylan Thomas

 

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IT is a winter’s tale

That the snow blind twilight ferries over the lake

And floating fields from the farm in the cup of the vales,

Gliding windless through the hand folded flakes,

The pale breath of cattle at the stealthy sail,

 

 

5. Winter Love by Linda Gregg

 

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I would like to decorate this silence,

but my house grows only cleaner

and more plain. The glass chimes I hung

over the register ring a little

when the heat goes on.

I waited too long to drink my tea.

It was not hot. It was only warm.

 

 

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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Just Confirmed Old Favorites Are Returning

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies may not have a sequel, but that hasn’t stopped HBO from going forward with a second season of their widely-lauded adaptation of the novel. HBO has just confirmed more actors returning for the second season, including Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Zoë Kravitz. This new batch of returning cast members join the previously announced Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and, new to the cast, Meryl Streep.

 

The second season will pick up where the first left off, meaning—spoilers—Perry’s death will presumably cast a pretty huge shadow. As all of the conspirators do their best to adjust to the new reality they live in, their lives are further complicated by the arrival of Perry’s mother, played by Streep.

 

Though Moriarty didn’t write a sequel to Big Little Lies, she did come up with the story for the show’s second season. David E. Kelly, who wrote and executive produced the first season, is doing the same this time around. The director of the first season, Jean-Marc Vallée, won’t be returning to the director’s chair, as he’s currently occupied directing a series based on Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects for HBO, which is due out this summer. Andrea Arnold will be taking over for Vallée, helming each episode of the second season.

 

Laura Dern scored an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance as Renata Klein in the first season. The series was a critical favorite, having scooped up a ton of Golden Globe and Emmy nods, and winning several. Though Roxane Gay referred to the adaptation as “the Dry Ass TV Adaptation With Bad Music” I disagree with her opinion and would submit that the music is good. In any case, fans should be excited and haters should, I guess, give as few cares as they like.

 

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season Two Trailer Is Here and It Promises Blood

When Hulu announced the return of The Handmaid’s Tale after its first season garnered widespread acclaim, it made a lot of fans nervous. After all, there was only one book, so making a second season would be totally original. Based on Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale explores the startling misogyny and subjugation of women in the patriarchal society of Gilead.

 

Returning to screens on April 25th, the eight-time Emmy winner will pick off where it left with June’s departure from Gilead and the chaos left behind.  With the cliffhanger finale of season one ending roughly in the same place as its source material, many viewers were curious as to where the series was headed.

 

If you’ve had any doubts as to whether or not the second season would be able to surpass the incredible, startling, and downright disturbing nature of the first season, you can now quell those fears.

 

Take a look!

 

 

As we recently reported, fans will be able to see familiar faces, as most of the original cast members will return, including Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Madeleine Brewer, and Samira Wiley. They will be joined by newcomer, Clea Duvall, who will play the role of Ofglen’s wife, Sylvia.

 

While most of the cast is nothing new, there will be plenty of new storylines in store for viewers. As briefly seen in the trailer, the landscapes will shift from the snowy somber streets of Gilead to the crimson hues of the colonies, or the toxic wastelands where infertile women and enemies of Gilead are sent to, showrunner Bruce Miller confirmed.

 

While season one was an eye-opening experience, exposing viewers to the unsettling issue of gender inequality and subjugation, season two is sure to go even further in this critical conversation.

 

Elisabeth Moss recently remarked on what fans can expect in the upcoming season, saying, “it’s going to get worse.” Based on the trailer, we can see why.

 

While you wait for the premiere of season two on April 25th, here are new photos from the upcoming season hat can give you a new look into what you can expect.

 

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9 Dogs Dressed as Book Characters to Make Your Day

Have you had a long day? You want to lose yourself in your favorite book, but your brain is fried and your eyes are tired. Well, fear not. Cheer yourself up with these nine book-loving doggos and their lovely literary costumes. 

 

1. Snow White.

 

I lived the third year of my life as Snow White. I had the costume, a house-shaped play tent erected in the living room, all of of my teddies arranged inside it in place of the forest animals. I made my father play the roles of all seven dwarves and the wicked queen. What I’m trying to say is I was very cute, but still not as cute as this girl.

 

Via Costumes for Dogs

Image Via Costumes for Dogs

 

2. Elsa 

 

I know everyone remains sick to the back teeth of Frozen and all it entails, but even the fact that ‘Let It Go’ has been stuck in my head for four years nonstop can’t stop me from loving this lil lady in her Elsa costume. 

 

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Image Via Pinterest

 

3. Captain America

 

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Image Via FanBoy.com

 

I don’t know much about comic books, but I’ll tell ya this much, I like this super boy a lot. 

 

4. Harry Potter

 

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Image Via Evil Beet Gossip

 

One million points to Gryffindor for cuteness and nobility. 

 

5. The Wizard of Oz

 

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Image Via D for Dogs

Tag yourself, I’m Dogothy’s ruby paw slippers. 

 

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

 

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Image Via Pinterest

 

The experiments have gone very wrong in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. 

 

7. Peter Pan

 

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Image Via Oh My Disney

 

This Peter Pan pup is so handsome and also looks like he could definitely defeat many pirates. 

 

Three-Headed Dog 

 

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Image Via Daily Record

 

Slightly grainy photo but I couldn’t leave out this fabulous three-headed doggo, no doubt wonderful at guarding third floor corridors but also at cuddles. 

 

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