Iowa Writes

How Winter Rules

Winter returns.
Animals hide from soft, silver snowflakes.
Trees blinded
by the wonderful white winter
wait for their lanky lion leaves.
Fierce fire
the night guard
keeps the house warm and safe.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Tiarnan Fox is seven years old and a student at Pat's Learning Adventure in Iowa City. He says nature is his inspiration for writing poetry.

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on April 05, 2007

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