Christmas Poems

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: Albert M. Hayes

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811224390

Category: Poetry

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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.

Christmas Poems

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, ...

Author: John Hollander

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9780375407895

Category: Poetry

Page: 254

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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

Christmas Poems

Eighteen selections include offerings by Harry Behn, X.J. Kennedy, Christina Rossetti, and John Ciardi.

Author: Myra Cohn Livingston

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015000922725

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Eighteen selections include offerings by Harry Behn, X.J. Kennedy, Christina Rossetti, and John Ciardi.

A Treasury of Christmas Poems

In this beautifully bound book assembled by The Old Mill Press, readers of all ages will find a delightful collections of Christmas poems to enjoy throughout the season.

Author: David Bossert

Publisher: Old Mill Press

ISBN: 1732602018

Category: Poetry

Page: 50

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Every year during the Christmas season, holiday themed poems are read aloud or enjoyed silently to help usher in that special time of year. It may be a family tradition passed down from one generation to another or a new one just starting. In this beautifully bound book assembled by The Old Mill Press, readers of all ages will find a delightful collections of Christmas poems to enjoy throughout the season. Some of the poems are familiar classics like A Visit from St. Nicholas, better known as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Clement Clarke Moore and The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost to lesser known but poignant poems like Wartime Christmas by Joyce Kilmer and the lovely A Nativity By Rudyard Kipling. Poetry is an art-form that has many facets. It is the beauty of words that express feelings, emotions and thoughts through carefully selected words. One poet called a poem "a thought, caught in the act of dawning." Another said a poem is a means of bringing the wind in the grasses into the house. Still another stated, even more simply: "Poetry is a pheasant disappearing in the brush." If you ask many different people what poetry is you'll get many different answers. That's because poetry affects each of us differently with its focus on words, how they sound, the textures, verse patterns, word choice and interpretations. All of that creates a verbal music--a rhythm, a cadence, a beat--that creates an emotional response in each of us, deep within our soul. A Treasury of Christmas Poems is sure to delight and evoke the warm emotions associated with the holiday season.

Christmas Poems

Christmas Poems collects together her best festive poems, including anthology favourites such as 'The Christmas Life', together with new and previously unpublished work.

Author: Wendy Cope

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571338597

Category: Poetry

Page: 32

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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.

Christmas Poems

Collated by children's poetry expert Gaby Morgan, Christmas Poems is decorated by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.The holly and the ivy,When they are both full grown,Of all the trees that are in the wood ...

Author: Gaby Morgan

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 1529024390

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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A festive book packed with Christmas spirit!The holly and the ivy,When they are both full grown,Of all the trees that are in the wood,The holly bears the crown.O, the rising of the sunAnd the running of the deer,The playing of the merry organ,Sweet singing in the choir. Christmas Poems is a festive collection of classic and specially created poems which celebrates all the best things about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus.Collated by children's poetry expert Gaby Morgan, Christmas Poems includes artwork by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.

Christmas Poems

Author: Sam Taplin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0746088299

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 96

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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.

Christmas Poems

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.

Author: U. A. Fanthorpe

Publisher:

ISBN: 1900564130

Category: Poetry

Page: 65

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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.

The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems

The winter landscape at Christmas, the story of the Nativity, the celebrations of the season, and the coming of the New Year-these are explored through more than 120 poems, both old and new.

Author: Michael Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0192782436

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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The winter landscape at Christmas, the story of the Nativity, the celebrations of the season, and the coming of the New Year-these are explored through more than 120 poems, both old and new. Included in this wonderful illustrated collection are poems by Ted Hughes, John Betjeman, W.H. Auden, Thomas Hardy, Michael Rosen, and many more.

Mary S Lamb and Other Christmas Poems

Most people are familiar with the poem Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Author: Richard I. Gold

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512787146

Category: Poetry

Page: 142

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Most people are familiar with the poem Mary Had a Little Lamb. The poem was written about an actual event when a girl named Mary took her lamb to school. However, this can be interpreted as Mary, the mother of Jesus, who is the Lamb of God.

Christmas Poems and Stories

Full-color nineteenth-century illustrations complement the poems--including "The Night Before Christmas," as well as lesser-known verse by Dickens, O. Henry, and Longfellow--songs, and nostalgia collected in this decorative treasury.

Author:

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 0517081385

Category: American literature.

Page: 63

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Full-color nineteenth-century illustrations complement the poems--including "The Night Before Christmas," as well as lesser-known verse by Dickens, O. Henry, and Longfellow--songs, and nostalgia collected in this decorative treasury.

Christmas Poems

By Sophie Duncan Dedication I wrote these poems to read as the last lesson in
the Christmas Day Service at St Mary's Church, Chilham 2005-2010. I dedicate
them to the love and joy of Christmas and hope you enjoy reading them.
Christmas ...

Author: Duncan, Sophie

Publisher: Wittegen Press

ISBN: 9781908333117

Category: Poetry

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Meet the battered old Christmas Fairy, or listen to a child's prayer on Christmas Eve; sympathise with a harried shopper, or think a while on the meaning of Christmas. The 6 poems in this book were written to be read aloud as the last lesson at a Christmas Day service in a little, English church. They can be enjoyed by anyone from 8 to 80.

Christmas Poems

Frances Sydnor Tehie. CHRISTMAS POEMS CHRISTMAS POEMS Frances
Sydnor Tehie Edited by:

Author: Frances Sydnor Tehie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468523461

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

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CHRISTMAS POEMS is a collection of 24 sonnets celebrating the Christmas season. These poems were chosen because of the special messages they convey about the Christmas season, and what it means to us. Celebration is a major theme in this book. These poems encourage us to be thankful for what we have, and to be watchful for the joyfully unexpected events that occur in life. They also encourage us to appreciate the many blessings that come forth in unexpected ways.

Christmas Poems

Martin Eggleton. Christmas Poems Martin Eggleton Christmas Poems
Contemporary Reflections on the Festive Season by Martin. Front Cover.

Author: Martin Eggleton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847539250

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

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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

Christmas Poems

Zekria Ibrahimi. CHRISTMAS POEMS CYNICISM AND CELEBRATION By Zekria
Ibrahimi chipmunkapublishing the mental health publisher All rights reserved, no
part of this publication may be.

Author: Zekria Ibrahimi

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781849910286

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DescriptionThis difficult volume is about the far side of Christmas. We prefer to see only the tree and the tinsel, the mere exterior, and we forget, neglect, ignore the inner soul of religion. And religion can be the most dangerous thing of all... How is this a schizophrenic spin on the Yuletide trivialities? Here is a querulous book that does not witness Christmas and all Christianity through the gaze of respectability, but through the poisoned eyes of the doomed homeless outsider. Some of the verse- which aspires to be as dubious and questionable as possible- was actually done on a psychiatric ward. Christmas and the Faith become emblems of that conventionality which may be so choking for a schizophrenic. The two faces of Christmas- the cynical and the celebratory- are bleakly investigated. Christmas on a psychiatric ward! This is able to be the most pathetically poignant period of all for a patient. Amidst the loud crackers and the greasy mince pies, and those cards and presents from the nurses and other patients, after the all too flatulent Christmas dinner, the merciless medication is still to be dealt out. The schizophrenics are still locked up. Baby Jesus does not intend to liberate the lunatics... So we offer Christmas, Easter and the Church through a schizophrenic's shattered prism, with everything intentionally deformed, everything chaotically distorted! About the AuthorZekria Ibrahimi (born in 1959) is defined by his schizophrenia. It first hit him long ago, in his late teens. He is fifty years old now, grey and frail, almost a pensioner, with all the aches and injuries of age, and he does not always want to remember how, as an adolescent in the late 1970's, he suddenly became afraid of everything surrounding him, and, worst of all, of himself. He would run around the countryside and knock at the doors of strangers because he feared the apocalypse was pursuing him ... He would pick up rubbish outside in alleys and streets and hoard it in his not very palatial lodgings ... He was always wandering away from home, searching for ... what would never be found again ... the straight route, the level way ... He was a tramp, freezing during the nights in public toilets where he had various unsavoury insects as company on the cold concrete ... There were years of pain when his schizophrenia became almost his only companion- albeit a sadistic one, punishing him even as he hugged it. Perhaps, to echo both R. D. Laing and Emily Dickinson, it is the entire globe, it is general society, that is truly insane. Schizophrenics simply burrow all too deeply under the surface. They reach the very core of the savage reality in us all. Most varnish over the anarchic truth within through the superficial sham paraded as 'civilization'. Schizophrenics prefer to be uncomfortably honest barbarians. Eventually, after much psychotic shouting on Hammersmith Broadway, the hapless Zekria was confined at the Charing Cross unit in the West London Mental Health Trust. Following the unsafe unstable freedom of his schizophrenia, came the restrictions of Section 3. He would not have survived without the multi- racial compassion of the individual doctors and nurses in Charing Cross. Yet the overall SYSTEM remains an ogre of rules and restraints, and the INSTITUTION of psychiatry can be as cold and vicious as in the days of lobotomy and insulin shock. Now he is elderly, but still he muses about being locked up, drugged up, about how, with schizophrenia, the treatment can be worse than the disease...
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T S Eliot s Christmas Poems

You do not usually associate Thomas Stearns Eliot with “the Christmas spirit.”
Even though he didwrite the joyous Old Possum's Bookof Practical Cats, from
which came the phenomenally successful and popular London and Broadway
musical ...

Author: G. Atkins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137479129

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first full-scale analysis of T.S. Eliot's six "Ariel Poems" as Christmas poems. Through close readings, Atkins argues that these poems considered together emerge as clearly related representations of the "impossible union" that occurred in the Incarnation.

Christmas Poems

This is a collection of brand new Christmas poems ranging from the funny to the more thoughtful to take the reader through the highs and lows of the festive season.

Author: Paul Cookson

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 0330392174

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 63

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This is a collection of brand new Christmas poems ranging from the funny to the more thoughtful to take the reader through the highs and lows of the festive season.

Favorite Christmas Poems

... and the bee, Turning beauty to ashes—oh tojoin the swift swallows and fly Far
away out of sight of your mischief! I give you no welcome, not I! Mrs. Kriss Kringle
EDITH M. THOMAS (1854–1925) Oh, I laugh 92 FAVORITE CHRISTMAS
POEMS.

Author: James Daley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486112480

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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A rich and varied compilation of Yuletide verse, this collection will enchant readers of all ages. Featured poets include Kipling, Poe, Longfellow, Dickinson, Hardy, Donne, and many others. 25 illustrations.

Christmas Poems from the Heart

The next morning was Christmas day and I thought about the letter. Immediately
the words flowed from my heart to my hand as I wrote. It was my first poem. The
poem was entitled “Christmas Time.” Since that time I have been trying to share ...

Author: Butch Dias

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796075151

Category: Poetry

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Butch has always been an avid reader and loves writing. Butch loves Christmas and sharing his faith, especially during the holidays. Butch is also the author of “Inspiration for Tough Times.” Published by the X-Libris Publishing Company. Butch now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.