Author: Myra Cohn Livingston
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Eighteen selections include offerings by Harry Behn, X.J. Kennedy, Christina Rossetti, and John Ciardi.
Author: Albert M. Hayes,James Laughlin
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Awake the voice! Awake the string! Dark and dull night fly hence away, And give the honor of this day That sees December turned to May. —William Herrick Christmas Poems is a pleasing and diverse selection of classic holiday poems that goes all the way back to an eclogue of Virgil, moves along to a wide range of authors such as Chaucer, Herbert, Longfellow, Dickinson, Paul Dunbar, Rilke, Yeats, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, E. E. Cummings, Kenneth Patchen, Thomas Merton, Wallace Stevens, Marie Ponsot, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O’Hara, Denise Levertov, and Bernadette Mayer. Beautifully designed, this New Directions gem (originally published in the 1940s and reissued in the 1970s) rings with the deep sentiments of the season and just the right splash of holiday cheer. Christmas Poems comes with French flaps and is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. Christmas Poems was originally edited by Albert M. Hayes and New Directions founder and publisher James Laughlin as A Wreath of Christmas Poems, and published as part of the "Poets of the Year" series in 1942. The collection was updated and revised in 1972, and selections for this newly revised 2008 edition have been chosen by the editorial staff at New Directions.
Author: John Hollander,J. D. McClatchy
Publisher: Everyman's Library
An enchanting and witty compendium of Yuletide poetry includes the lyrics to familiar carols, Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas," and other great works by Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling, Dorothy Parker, Robert Graves, and Philip
Author: Wendy Cope
Publisher: Faber & Faber
For more than thirty years Wendy Cope has been one of the nation's most popular and respected poets. Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and previously unpublished work. Cope celebrates the joyful aspects of the season but doesn't overlook the problems and sadness it can bring. With lively illustrations to accompany the words, it is a book to enjoy this Christmas and in years to come.
Author: Martin Eggleton
This is the perfect Christmas book packed with poems to suit all ages and tastes. Here you will find poems to inspire and challenge you, make you smile (or laugh out loud) or cause you to reflect and meditate. They are both religious and secular but all of them illustrate the familiar stories and practices to do with the Christmas Season. The author has produced original work and used both traditional rhyming formats as well as free verse, including twelve haikus, (one for each of the twelve days of Christmas) This is a great stocking filler or present suitable for young, middle-aged and the more elderly. Its sentiments appeal to all tastes
Publisher: Enitharmon Press
U.A. Fanthorpe's Christmas Poems gathers together the poems she wrote and sent to friends as Christmas cards from 1974 to 2002. Now readers can enjoy Fanthorpe's yearly output in its entirety. Her subject matter covers a broad range of seasonal characters, from angels to personified Christmas trees, and a variety of styles to match, from moments of beautiful lyricism to the comically touching Gloucestershire foxes begging baby Jesus to visit: 'Come live wi we under Westridge / Where the huntin folk be few'. Fanthorpe is witty and highly original, rethinking the Christmas story from quirky angles, to create her own alternative Christmas legend – from the cat and the sheep-dog left out of the stable, to the wicked fairy's gifts for Jesus. Above all, these poems are celebrations of Christmas joy and love.
A Collection of Songs, Carols, and Descriptive Poems, Relating to the Festival of Christmas
Author: Sam Taplin
Category: Children's poetry, English
Presenting a mixture of well-loved classic verse and lively contemporary poetry, this collection of festive poems includes works by William Wordsworth, Christina Rossetti, Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, Charles Causley, Gerald Manley Hopkins, Benjamin Zephaniah and John Hegley.
A Christmas Poem
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Beginning with the King's Cook, who is preparing a sumptuous Christmas Pie, Wenceslas takes us to a medieval feast. The lords and ladies are at their places, the wine is in full flow, the musicians are playing in the gallery and the entertainment has begun. All should be perfect. But when the good King looks up from his table he sees something more than just snow, falling deep and crisp and even . . . Richly illustrated by Stuart Kolakovic, this gorgeous poem captures the age-old magic of Christmas. In reimagining the much-loved carol of King Wenceslas, Carol Ann Duffy's wonderful poem offers merriment and festive cheer, but also celebrates what is truly important at this special time of year: the simple acts of kindness that each of us can show another.
Author: Veronia Wilson
Christmas is finally here. The breezes blows softly through the leaves with the harmony of Noel, Noel. As we all decided to have a Merry Christmas, the merrier the better. Laughters fills our homes with the breath of love.Poems to be read and re-read to fills our minds with the welcoming of good tiding and new discovery of a time of togetherness.Christmas happened because it was fitting........to give up one's very self, to think only of others. And how we can brings the greatest happiness to others. And understanding the gift of salvation. Unity; that's is the ture meaning of Christmas.